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How do I move my cert from one server or ISP to another?

Moving to another server is not as easy as simply moving the certificate. Moving to another server actually depends on whether you can:
1. Export your private key from your current ISP/ server in a standard format.
2. Import the private key into the new server.
If you are movi ...

The security padlock is not displayed in my browser when accessing my secure page!

First make sure that you are accessing your secure page via HTTPS. The padlock will not display if you use non-secure HTTP.

How can I check the size of my key or certificate?

Some web servers will display this information in the properties of your key or certificate. Or, you can connect to a secure page on your server using Internet Explorer (Netscape does not display this information). Internet Explorer: File | Properties > click on 'Certificate' for ...

What is a dynamic Site Seal? Do I need one?

A dynamic site seal is a security icon graphic for you to display on your site. This prominently displayed smart site seal guarantees online visitors they will receive the highest level of encryption possible. Clicking the seal reveals the authenticity of your site.

Get a site ...

Why does my website need an SSL Certificate?

SSL certificates keep online interactions private even though they travel across the public Internet, and they help customers gain the confidence to provide personal information on your website. If you ask users of your website to sign in, enter personal data such as credit card ...

How strong are Thawte certificates?

The strength of your Thawte certificate is dependent on the size of the key you make on your server. The public portion of that key is submitted to Thawte for signing, in the form of a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). For example, if you generate a 1024 bit key, Thawte will sig ...

What is a Multi-domain or SAN certificate?

Multi Domain or SAN (Subject Alternative Names) certificates protects multiple domain names with a single certificate (,, etc). The multi-domain certificates can cover up to 250 domains with just one certificate.

How long does it take to issue SSL certificates?

The time depends on which product the applicant selects. He/she can get a DV certificate within a couple of hours if he/she needs it right away. Some products (OV, EV) require documents to be provided for verification, therefore they require longer processing time for verificatio ...

What is a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

The Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a small, encrypted text file. The CSR contains information about your organization and the domain you wish to secure. A CSR is what you give to a Certification Authority, such as GeoTrust, to generate your SSL certificate. It is an essenti ...

What is a Wildcard SSL certificate?

A Wildcard SSL certificate is used to secure unlimited sub domains that share a common base domain. For example, if your base domain is ‘’, you can secure,,, and with one Wildcard SSL certificate.