cpanel generated ssl vs comodo vs greenbar

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  1. drunkntigr

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    I know about the recent Google Chrome security changes requiring all websites to use SSL.

    Some web sites we use the green ev bar, some rapid ssl.

    Now it seems the browsers accept the free self certified cpanel generated ssl certificates. Is this true?

    If so, is there any expiry to cpanel generated ssl certificates, as I understand some shared hosts don't even support this, or something like open ssl.

    Apart from the green bar, what really is the benefit vs cpanel ssl certificates.

    as a consumer I've never bothered to worry about green bar or not.
     
  2. Sphinx2000

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    You can manually add any self-signed certificate you want a browser to "ignore", but browsers won't just accept them automatically without manual intervention.
     
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    My observatioin was that browsers seems to accepting any cpanel dv self signed certificates now. Not just from certificate authorities, so the main question is now, what is the benefit of an authority issues certified vs one we can just generate ourselves from cpanel.
     
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    New to me, citation needed?
    If your dealing with public use websites, buy a certificate from a reputable authority.
     
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    cPanel AutoSSL uses letsencrypt which are valid and accepted free certificates - you can configure it to sign up with a more premium provider but I use plenty of letsencrypt ssl certs with no issue.
     
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    https://www.topbed.com.au/

    Made this one up, has 3 months on the generated certificate, not sure if its autossl though.
     
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    it's autossl (commodo)

    Issued By

    Common Name (CN)
    cPanel, Inc. Certification Authority
    Organization (O)
    cPanel, Inc.
    Organizational Unit (OU)
    <Not Part Of Certificate>
     

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