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  1. #1
    Mike Guest

    cheap SSL certificates for a separate development machine?


    I'm helping a friend debug a web site. I have a local copy of the site
    installed on my Win2K Pro machine. Some of the pages are linked with
    https://, so I need to install a SSL certificate on my machine. This
    machine will never be used as a production internet server; it is only used
    for single machine work or possibly a small intranet.

    At $349, VeriSign is pretty expensive. I've also found Thawte.com that has
    SSL certificates at $125 per year.

    Are there any cheaper options for me?

    Thanks.

    M



  2. #2
    Bullschmidt Guest

    Re: cheap SSL certificates for a separate development machine?


    Perhaps have a constants.asp file that is included in all your pages. And
    perhaps have a constant for the http or https part of each URL. Then in
    the constants.asp file you can "turn on or turn off" using secured sockets
    layer...

    Cost = $0.00

    Best regards,
    -Paul

    Bullschmidt.com - Web Database Developer
    http://www.Bullschmidt.com

    "Mike" <mr.mike@alphagam.net> wrote:
    >
    >I'm helping a friend debug a web site. I have a local copy of the site
    >installed on my Win2K Pro machine. Some of the pages are linked with
    >https://, so I need to install a SSL certificate on my machine. This
    >machine will never be used as a production internet server; it is only used
    >for single machine work or possibly a small intranet.
    >
    >At $349, VeriSign is pretty expensive. I've also found Thawte.com that

    has
    >SSL certificates at $125 per year.
    >
    >Are there any cheaper options for me?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >M
    >
    >



  3. #3
    Mike Guest

    Re: cheap SSL certificates for a separate development machine?

    Paul,

    I've considered that approach, but I'm not looking forward to adding lots of
    isolated ASP code to all my links. I've read that impacts performance (I
    saw the earlier thread on this subject also).

    I may go that way anyway.

    BTW, I'm new to SSL. If the page is linked through https:// and contains
    images referenced by local URLs (e.g. Images/image.gif), will that cause the
    "this page contains both secure and non-secure items" warning in IE?

    Mike

    "Bullschmidt" <Paul@Bullschmidt.com> wrote in message
    news:3b31b5b0$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Perhaps have a constants.asp file that is included in all your pages. And
    > perhaps have a constant for the http or https part of each URL. Then in
    > the constants.asp file you can "turn on or turn off" using secured sockets
    > layer...
    >
    > Cost = $0.00
    >
    > Best regards,
    > -Paul
    >
    > Bullschmidt.com - Web Database Developer
    > http://www.Bullschmidt.com
    >
    > "Mike" <mr.mike@alphagam.net> wrote:
    > >
    > >I'm helping a friend debug a web site. I have a local copy of the site
    > >installed on my Win2K Pro machine. Some of the pages are linked with
    > >https://, so I need to install a SSL certificate on my machine. This
    > >machine will never be used as a production internet server; it is only

    used
    > >for single machine work or possibly a small intranet.
    > >
    > >At $349, VeriSign is pretty expensive. I've also found Thawte.com that

    > has
    > >SSL certificates at $125 per year.
    > >
    > >Are there any cheaper options for me?
    > >
    > >Thanks.
    > >
    > >M
    > >
    > >

    >




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