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    Certificate for www.school.county.sch.uk

    How do I get an SSL certificate for remote.school.county.sch.uk? I tried startssl.com, but they won't let me do it with a subdomain...
    Last edited by enjay; 15th August 2013 at 03:14 PM.

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    I don't know, but I need to find out.

    The best I could come up with was from Janet, but the wildcard cert I need seems to cost an arm and a leg.

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    Well technically that is a subdomain on a subdomain is it not?

    Why not just remote.school.county.sch.uk?

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    I'd second the remote.school.county.sch.uk - there's no need for a "www"

    We bought our certs through GoDaddy who (for what I've used them for) were fine once I'd explained how the school.county.sch.uk thing works.

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    Sorry, I meant it without the www - yes, I want a certificate for remote.school.county.sch.uk

    I'll try GoDaddy, thanks. I used them at my last school and was impressed.

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    GoDaddy cost money though, so I'd need to wait for September. StartSSL are free...

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    Alternatively, do I actually need a new SSL certificate? People are used to getting errors when using RM EasyLink anyway, so does it matter if they get one when using HAP?

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    I've just bought 2 SAN certificates (via YHGfL, via JANET) which were just over half the price of wildcard certs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    StartSSL are free...
    @enjay ??? One month trial I thought, have I missed something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    @enjay ??? One month trial I thought, have I missed something?
    I use startssl for free (renew every year). You can see it at MordyT.com

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    I used startssl and it is free. The way to get your county subdomain (mine is school.bham.sch.uk) to get your version of bham.sch.uk in the list email tech support and say please. It's all I did and within the day they had added it to the list and I was good to go. Also it is preferred to a cert for hap.

    Hope that helps.

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    I ordered my SSL certifcates via the SWGfL deal with Janet.

    Although they are used to it @enjay having a certificate does cut down on the screen clicks they have to do. We got the certificate to cover our whole intranet subdomain, as well as another one for our RDP gateway server

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Alternatively, do I actually need a new SSL certificate? People are used to getting errors when using RM EasyLink anyway, so does it matter if they get one when using HAP?
    Why isn't RM Easylink using a valid cert?

    edit: OK, of the first 40* sites on Google for "RM Easylink" 35 have invalid certs (expired, internal CA, misconfigured chain or some combination of) and 5 have valid certs. Are these setup improperly by RM from the start?

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    Use a valid SSL cert because the money you save on not buying one is lost in the "it says the cert is invalid" support calls and queries. Not to mention you're adding unnecessary steps in order to use a service and teaching end-users to ignore SSL warnings.

    *I got bored after 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Why isn't RM Easylink using a valid cert?
    I think it is because the certificate has the server's internal name on it, e.g. sch-sr-001, not a public-facing remote.school.county.sch.uk

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    When RM launched Easylink back in the early 2000's, most browsers did not care if the certificate was self signed, and there was a link on the page for them to download and install the certificate on their own workstation.

    Most sites continued to use the self certified certificate as the same one is used for the RMMC on the network and setting up multi-homed self certified ones was a complete pita.

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