SSL certificate management/storage

Doncho N. Gunchev mr700 at
Sun Feb 6 22:08:03 UTC 2005

On 2005-02-05 (Saturday) 13:00, Jamie Zawinski wrote:
> Iago Rubio wrote:
> > 
> > Could be a problem to assume this, as self-signed certificates does not
> > require a CA - that'll pick some bucks from you to sign your
> > certificates - and it's sure self-signed certificates will be hanging
> > around for a while, because they're cheaper than CA signed ones.
> Absolutely -- I use pop3s (and a self-signed ssl cert) for my employees'
> email, and I'm sure not going to tithe anually to Verisign or whoever
> merely to avoid a one-time warning dialog for my dozen users.  I'm sure
> lots of other small companies feel the same way.
    I use self-signed CA. You can, as I do, install this CA's cert
in your user's PCs and get no warnings :) I see no reason buying
certificates unless you want to use them with a public service.

  Doncho N. Gunchev    Registered Linux User #291323 at
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