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Time for a new SSL cert (Legacy Symantec cert)

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by tep, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. tep

    tep ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Diego CA USA
    Hi, thanks for SB - my favorite online hangout. Thanks esp for the excellent moderation...

    I just noticed that the SSL cert is a "legacy Symantec certificate". I only noticed because I typically run Chrome Canary, which is 1-3 months ahead of the stable release. Canary (Chrome v70) has started throwing errors for the legacy Symantec certificates that are going to be untrusted by mainstream browsers in a few months.

    Screen Shot 2018-07-28 at 17.41.25.png

    Here's a description of what's going on.
    Google Online Security Blog: Distrust of the Symantec PKI: Immediate action needed by site operators

    Hopefully this will help you get a head start on a new cert and head off user confusion in about a month or so :)

    RainPilot likes this.
  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
  3. Oz Chris

    Oz Chris Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sydney, Australia
  4. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
    "tep" is spot on. Most browsers will be updated to remove the Symantec root CA certificates over the next couple of months. I, for one, will not be reinstalling any of them.

    Pete, if you are not already headed in this direction, I urge you to get a commercial server certificate from someone like DigiCert to replace your current GeoTrust server certificate. Why? The root CA certificate from any trusted Certificate Authority will already be installed in most common browsers, SSL will "just work," and life will go on.

    I'll note that everyone will have to reestablish their connections when you change the server certificate, but I expect most people won't even notice (or notice much).
  5. Sean Walberg

    Sean Walberg Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern Virginia
    Highly recommend Let's Encrypt. Not only is it free, but once you've got it set up it automatically renews certificates so you never need to worry about it.

    Since the site looks to be in AWS, Amazon has a certificate manager service that also issues free certificates though you might need to be on an ELB.

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