Security and Self-Signed Certificates
Some of our products and services use or need certificates to offer secure connections. Where a certificate is needed, our software will automatically create a self-signed certificate to ensure connections are encrypted in transit.
A self-signed certificate provides encryption but is not designed for use on the Internet.
We recommend you obtain your own certificates for use with our software and services. Using your own certificate puts you in control and allows you to verify the connection is yours and secured as you see fit.
Below are a few certificate providers. These organisations can supply a certificate suitable for use with our software and services:
- SSLs.com offer inexpensive multi-year certificates
- StartSSL.com offer free one-year certificates
- LetsEncrypt.org provide free short duration certificates
We do not endorse or have affiliation with any certificate authority or provider. In an ideal world, we would have a better solution than to deal with certificate authorities but, for now at least, they are a practical answer to a difficult problem.