Poll: Do you require security certificates for any of your servers? (eg for Exchange)

+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 45 of 45
General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, Important poll for UK schools in EduGeek Stuff; Sorry It got late. Yes I did mean IIS 7 which comes with Server 2008....
  1. #31

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    74
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    13

    Talking You are right

    Sorry

    It got late. Yes I did mean IIS 7 which comes with Server 2008.

  2. #32
    mpe
    mpe is offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Exeter
    Posts
    1,101
    Thank Post
    104
    Thanked 64 Times in 57 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Voted, but schools can have as many free certs as they want from certs.ipsca.com
    I find it a bit strange that a company in Spain gives prices in USD (rather than Euros) and quotes their telephone number in a way which could be interpreted as being in India.

    Of course if would probably make far more sense for RBCs/NEN to be doing this in the first place. Maybe that is what this poll is about...

  3. #33
    wesleyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kingswinford
    Posts
    2,205
    Thank Post
    223
    Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    30
    Currently we have 2 SSL certs but due to a big change over in the summer we are investing in another Wildcard Cert for our ISA box to publish sites.


    Wes

  4. #34

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    74
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    13

    ipsCA

    Hi

    Just thought I would share my experience using ipsCA.

    I waited a while for an e-mail from them before realising it had gone into my junk e-mail folder in Exchange 2003.

    I am now at the last stage of waiting for the certificate, but it seems to have gone through OK. No payment needed which is the best thing.

    I wish I had set up a webmaster e-mail account before doing the above because they replied to admin@ which is handled by the Head's PA. Fortunately I was able to warn her in time and I got the e-mail. Just something to be aware of.

    I did notice there was no way of saying I was using iis 7 though and had to choose iis 6 - just hope this is not a problem.
    Last edited by Dantech; 2nd July 2009 at 11:26 AM. Reason: spelling error

  5. #35
    swgeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    cornwall
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    DIELLO.. I like your oath!

  6. #36

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    74
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Voted, but schools can have as many free certs as they want from certs.ipsca.com
    Hi

    I have just installed my free certificate from ipsCA but when testing it IE 8 still does not trust it. The engineer at Mouchel says I should dump it and buy one from Verisign but this will cost shed loads. He reckons that MS will not trust ipsCA certs - is this true?

    They virtually cancelled my change request over this and I am trying to get our SLG live by September!
    Last edited by Dantech; 8th July 2009 at 03:25 PM. Reason: spelling typo error

  7. #37

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,802
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224
    Ok if ipsCA SSL certs aren't good enough. Try Comodo's free SSL cert.

    Secure Transactions with our Free SSL Certificate | Comodo

  8. #38
    diggory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    85
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    13

    Use 1 cert for now...

    Using one commodo wild card cert to secure, OWA, web-dav and other https services (AV updates) through our apache web server.

    However I'm going to need another to do RDP - ho hum...

  9. #39

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,338
    Thank Post
    367
    Thanked 620 Times in 507 Posts
    Rep Power
    155
    Still stupid question, why aren't the LEA's provide this? Surely if you use schoolname.la.sch.uk, they could get a wildcard for la.sch.uk?

  10. #40

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180
    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Still stupid question, why aren't the LEA's provide this? Surely if you use schoolname.la.sch.uk, they could get a wildcard for la.sch.uk?
    I think it is quite expensive to become a certificate authority and wildcard certificates aren't always appropriate.

    Your RBC may have taken JANET up on the use of their certificate authority (CLEO have) so you can have as many free certificates as you like once you have jumped through some hoops.

  11. #41

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,338
    Thank Post
    367
    Thanked 620 Times in 507 Posts
    Rep Power
    155
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    wildcard certificates aren't always appropriate
    How so?

  12. #42

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180

  13. Thanks to Ric_ from:

    matt40k (21st July 2009)

  14. #43

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,338
    Thank Post
    367
    Thanked 620 Times in 507 Posts
    Rep Power
    155
    Sounds fine to me for schools. Not really good if you need to accept credit cards. Ok revoking SSL licenses would be the only problem, still why would you need to do this in the school environment?

  15. #44

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,037
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 908 Times in 712 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    270
    I just brought a wildcard SSL for our ISA box works a treat now can publish anything over 443 without any problems at all.. just have 2 spare SSL certs i have re-voked now.

  16. #45

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    74
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    13
    Hi

    That sounds too easy to me. The county do not think like us! They provide support but don't seem to provide a lead on issues like this for some reason. It really would seem sensible for the county to provide certificates. I might raise this one with the appropriate person.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Straw Poll for PDA/UMPC/Phone use in schools
    By Luke_T in forum Netbooks, PDA and Phones
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd June 2009, 12:18 PM
  2. Zavvi - Important Customer Announcement
    By EduTech in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th December 2008, 07:37 PM
  3. [Joke] Our most important backup device!
    By Paid_Peanuts in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th December 2008, 03:51 PM
  4. Important Info
    By russdev in forum General EduGeek News/Announcements
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18th April 2007, 09:34 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •