Moving to SSL / HTTPS–PART 1

Certificate Authority

For my CA I got DIGICERT (https://www.digicert.com) thru the MVP Program and got the SAN Certificate that can be used on multiple domains. 

A free alternative will be Let’s Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/) however you may need to use an Azure Site extension for this. 

I got started with Digicert by signing-up and then do the verifications. For me I was asked with only two requirements:

  • I have a currently active government issued photo ID (Suggest you don’t black out the address) that has your name, address and expiration date.
  • That you have control or ownership of the domain – They will send a link thru your postmaster emails. Be sure to check if these are active.

admin@<YOURDOMAIN.COM>
administrator@<YOURDOMAIN.COM>
webmaster@<YOURDOMAIN.COM>
hostmaster@<YOURDOMAIN.COM>
postmaster@<YOURDOMAIN.COM>

I must mention that they have a phenomenal customer service and will follow-up thru phone and email on your certificate order and help you on the requirement.

After the verification they will send you an emails confirming the verification. Got a personal email from an Engineer and the automated email. Mine just took a few hours after I did the requirements and I was able to continue with creating a CSR.

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johndelizo

John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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