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21st July 2012, 11:12 PM #1
How to buy SSL cert from 123-Reg ?
I want to buy a ssl cert from 123-reg for our internal domain ( school.local ) as they are the cheapest.
During the buy proccess it asks for a domain name, so I type school.local
However it doesnt accept this. I presume because it's not a known domain to the outside world.
How do I buy a cert for my internal domain if it doesnt accept the domain name?
21st July 2012, 11:40 PM #2
What is the cert for? Normally you just setup an Internal CA and then it can easily be added as a trusted CA via Group Policy to clients and you have it done for free.
21st July 2012, 11:43 PM #3
It's for guest wifi SSL login page (Smoothwall), so needs to be a cert from a trusted CA so people are not constantly greeted with a warning
Originally Posted by glennda
I wanted to use 123-reg because it seems to be the cheapest by far at £9.99 a year
SSL certificates | Internet security | 123-reg.co.uk
The problem is when I click buy and Log In to my account it asks for a domain name, and when I enter the internal domain name which the certificate is for it doesn't accept it, so I'm not sure how to buy a cert from them for my internal domain
21st July 2012, 11:52 PM #4
Give your smoothwall a valid hostname then worked for me - mine was smoothwall.thedomain.org.uk doesn't have to be named in the same fashion as the AD domains.
Thanks to glennda from:
ihaveaproblem (22nd July 2012)
21st July 2012, 11:55 PM #5
Ah right yeh I guess I could do that. Good idea
Originally Posted by glennda
If I do this I would need to regenerate the certificates used for https inspection/VPN etc though right?
22nd July 2012, 01:11 AM #6
Don't know if this helps at all, but we got our certificate for free from JANET I think. Can't remember if we got it free because we are with SWGFL or because we were a school though ....
22nd July 2012, 01:15 AM #7
Thanks. I've read up on this but from what I read your local authority has to register on your behalf. We are moving away from the LA for ISP, hosting and everything near enough, so I dont really want to get them involved in this, and for 10£ a year a purchased SSL cert will be ok
Originally Posted by tomgrindle
Just reading up on what will break if I change the hostname of my smoothwall.
22nd July 2012, 11:40 AM #8
Yes I believe so
Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
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