Archiv für May, 2014

SSL Certificate Chains with Apache2

Saturday, 10. May 2014

Buying an inexpensive wildcard cert comes often with the necessity to install a certificate chain, especially for older browser versions. In the beginning, I grabbed my cert as given by my CA, threw it into mycert.crt, restarted apache and thought I was done, as everything was looking fine in my Firefox. Some user made me aware, that I had to install the whole cert chain as older browsers are not able to resolve it on their own.

An excellent page to check your own chain: https://ssltools.geotrust.com/checker/views/certCheck.jsp.