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Buying an SSL certificate for Remote Web Workplace use - advice about "reissuance"

CSHTech asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am thinking about buying an SSL certificate to install on my SBS 2003 server, for use when I connect using Remote Web Workplace (I'm presently using a self-signed cert but its frankly embarrassing seeing the certificate error in front of my clients!).

I'm a little confused as to what the SSL company calls "reissuance". As I only need an entry level cert, should I buy one that comes with "unlimited reissuance", or can I just buy the cheaper one and just save a copy of the certificate somewhere?

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ParanormasticCryptographic Engineer

As a side note, I recommend having a couple flash drives, they're getting cheap enough now, and securing them in a sealed envelope for each server - one for onsite, one for offsite (as a minimum).  Since these will have the private key, it is recommended to not store the .pfx on the server and only archive on offline media like the flash drives.  Also control access to these fobs - keep them locked up in a drawer, safe, or something.  It is best to have a separate pair of fobs for each server, but realistically this is not normally necessary - they are very small (@ 1-2 kB) so pretty much any size will suffice for many servers.  If you have a larger admin team you may wish to split off by job type (unix vs. windows, web servers vs. non-web servers, etc.).


Thank you for your time and effort on this - it's much appreciated.
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