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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 ...

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 will an SSL certificate do for my Web site?

An SSL certificate will assure your online visitors that confidential information and transactions cannot be viewed, intercepted, or altered by an unauthorized third party when transmitted over the Web or mobile devices.Examples include:Online banking applications and Web service ...

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 ...

How will I know if my application for a GeoTrust Web server certificate has been successful?

You will be notified when the verification process is complete. If your application has been accepted, you will receive your SSL certificate via email.

What is SSL?

The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. ...

How many sub domains can I secure with a Wildcard certificate?

Unlimited, as long as each sub domain shares the same common base domain. If your base domain is ‘’, you can secure,,, and with one Wildcard SSL certificate.