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Christos KarayiannisWeb-Based Projects that Rock the Classhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4463-0_9

9. Running Your Site with a Certificate from a Certificate Authority

Christos Karayiannis1 
Karditsa, Thessaloniki, Greece

In this chapter, you will upgrade your site, which so far implements HTTPS with a self-signed certificate, by obtaining an SSL certificate from a certificate authority (CA). As a result, the web browser warnings about an insecure site will not appear, and instead a padlock icon, indicating secure communication, will appear on the left of the URL in the address bar of your browser. To obtain an SSL certificate, you usually need to own a second-level domain (SLD), like httpsserver in httpsserver.eu ...

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