In 99.9% of cases, EV is useless. If you are going to educate your customers religiously to look not only for the green padlock, but for your name in the address bar, maybe it's worthwhile. Most people don't look or care. Google doesn't have an EV cert. Neither does Microsoft or Facebook. My power company doesn't. Most insurance companies don't.

The only place I've seen them used heavily is in the financial sector, and I'd guess that's more about CYA than technical value.

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From: "Eric Kuhnke" <>
Sent: 4/9/2018 3:03:38 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] ssl certs

these days there are essentially two types of SSL cert, DV and EV

DV = domain validated. anyone can get one. this is the same idea for the $9 SSL certs and free letsencrypt. you only need to prove you control the domain/server it's issued for.

EV = extended validation, you need to prove your corporate identity. should cost around $85/year.

EV will result in the big green banner with company name in most modern web browsers.

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:59 AM, Steve Jones <> wrote:
tbh, im not really looking for alternative sources, im asking advice on what i need in a certificate

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Cameron Crum <> wrote:

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:02 PM, Steve Jones <> wrote:
Im no webdude is the main reason. I know alot of people use it, phishermen love them. Theyre "trusted, but not verified" which, to no webdude me, says "IT WILL BECOME UNTRUSTED". I hate godaddy, but theyre not likely to become untrusted, so its not something id have to deal with with little to no knowlege. plus I dont understand this 90 day thing

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:08 PM, Mike Hammett <> wrote:
Can you use Let's Encrypt?

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From: "Steve Jones" <>
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 12:07:04 PM
Subject: [AFMUG] ssl certs

Our current cert for our billing server (powercode) is about to expire. For some time web browsers have been throwing up the insecure flag, probably needed to update it.

What does a guy need in a certificate these days? godaddy is where we have it from, they have all kinds of options like green bar guarantee cert, etc.

I have thought about getting one thats good for more than one page, just to get rid of the annoying security screen on our managment port and mobile. but the wildcard cert seems more pricey than id prefer for something thats just convienient rather than needed

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