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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    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.
    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
    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    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.
    Ah right yeh I guess I could do that. Good idea
    If I do this I would need to regenerate the certificates used for https inspection/VPN etc though right?

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    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 ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgrindle View Post
    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 ....
    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
    Just reading up on what will break if I change the hostname of my smoothwall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    Ah right yeh I guess I could do that. Good idea
    If I do this I would need to regenerate the certificates used for https inspection/VPN etc though right?
    Yes I believe so

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