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

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    Important poll for UK schools

    We are undertaking a bit of important research and need to find out just how many schools out there require SSl certificates and how many you need. This should include any self signed certificates you currently have to ensure correct operations of your Exchange, VPN, online reporting etc.
    This is for UK schools only, but if you are from another country and would like us to run a poll for you please don't hesitate to us

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    I've voted 2, but currently only use 1. We will soon have 2 sites - 1 which is our public site, with a school shop, and another which is our webservice site - used by externally managed sites (saves us opening ports to database servers).

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    We use 3

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    *bump*
    Please cast you vote if you haven't done so. This is all in a good cause, trust me

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    We use these for certificates :

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    Peele.biz (Fundraising website)

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    So 3 atm. Unless Janet have wildcard domain certs available (a la GoDaddy)?

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    Voted, but schools can have as many free certs as they want from certs.ipsca.com

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    i voted 4 +, bit only need one wildcard cert per school. i do however (with my colleagues) support 55 schools. the trouble has not been finding a supplier but getting the local council to respond the the licence provider. the council hold the top level domain name and the provider wants them to respond to the verification request.

    if any one knows how to get the cert provider to repond to the school direct I would be very greatful!

    BoX

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    we use 1 at the moment for exchange

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    one wildcard

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    Exchange, Software VPN, MIS, Moodle(pending). We publish instructions for people on how to install our own CA cert into their browsers.

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    Can only think of 2 at moment - OWA and VPN...

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    What Cybernerd said, a Wildcard cert for our *.schoolname.lea.sch.uk domain.

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    Ohhh I voted for 3 but a wildcard one sounds the ticket

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    So that is 9

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