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RapidSSL or Positive SSL?


risrik

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Hi,

 

Was needing to get an SSL cert for my site and was wondering whether a RapidSSL or Positive SSL would be better.

 

RapidSSL at Namecheap.com are $9.95 (http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-certificates.asp) while Positive SSL at Positivessl.com are $5.00 (http://www.positivessl.com/ssl-certificate-products/ssl/ssl-certificate-positivessl.html). They're similar in price so is there any difference?

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Neither works with Google Checkout...I have 28 Positive SSL's by NameCheap and I've read the supported Google Checkout and RapidSSL doesn't work.

 

Hence why I had to purchase an SSL from Godaddy, works fine.

 

Brings to another good question...

 

I've considered buying the 'Green Bar' SSL - Do you think it's worth it? (This may needs it's own thread.)

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Neither works with Google Checkout...I have 28 Positive SSL's by NameCheap and I've read the supported Google Checkout and RapidSSL doesn't work.

 

Hence why I had to purchase an SSL from Godaddy, works fine.

 

I don't use Google Checkout, just PayPal. Does Google now do recurring payments? Maybe I'll add it in the future.

 

Google says they accept SSL certs whose root certificate is from the Certificate Authorities in the list on the http://checkout.google.com/support/sell/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57856 page.

 

I take it Positive SSL is none of the Comodo ones in the list:

 

# Comodo AAA Services root

# Comodo Secure Services root

# Comodo Trusted Services root

 

And RapidSSL is none of the GeoTrust ones:

 

# GeoTrust Global CA

# GeoTrust Primary Certification Authority

 

Or has that changed?

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Brings to another good question...

 

I've considered buying the 'Green Bar' SSL - Do you think it's worth it? (This may needs it's own thread.)

I've used the EV certs for about a year now and I would say they have had a positive effect with an increase in orders...

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RapidSSL is "issued" directly by "Equifax Secure CA" (https://knowledge.rapidssl.com/support/ssl-certificate-support/index?page=content&id=SO8834&actp=LIST&viewlocale=en_US)

 

PositiveSSL is chained from "AddTrust External CA Root" - "UTN USERFirst Hardware" -"PositiveSSL CA". I can't seem to locate this information from the Comodo knowledge, but I did lookup the details from my PositveSSL cert.

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RapidSSL is "issued" directly by "Equifax Secure CA" (https://knowledge.rapidssl.com/support/ssl-certificate-support/index?page=content&id=SO8834&actp=LIST&viewlocale=en_US)

 

PositiveSSL is chained from "AddTrust External CA Root" - "UTN USERFirst Hardware" -"PositiveSSL CA". I can't seem to locate this information from the Comodo knowledge, but I did lookup the details from my PositveSSL cert.

 

PositiveSSL information is available at http://www.positivessl.com/

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RapidSSL is "issued" directly by "Equifax Secure CA" (https://knowledge.rapidssl.com/support/ssl-certificate-support/index?page=content&id=SO8834&actp=LIST&viewlocale=en_US)

 

PositiveSSL is chained from "AddTrust External CA Root" - "UTN USERFirst Hardware" -"PositiveSSL CA". I can't seem to locate this information from the Comodo knowledge, but I did lookup the details from my PositveSSL cert.

 

Are you saying therefore that RapidSSL is a better choice since it isn't chained?

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Well, to me the most important thing is the encryption and hence I won't say which is better since they are both the same in terms of encryption strength.

 

However, there will be two groups of people - one say you should only use single-root while the other say all the way for chained-root. IMHO the pros and cons are arguable, and you can find all sort of reasons from google, e.g. http://www.trustico.com/chained/chained-ssl.php vs http://www.whichssl.com/intermediate_certificates2.html

 

One note though, you do need to install the root cert for chained-root SSL. I do prefer single-root SSL, but that's purely my personal preference.

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