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I would assume so because I don't get a cert warning on their own site.

Their own site is an EV certificate. Oh well, get one and let me know!!
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Which is what I said myself.

This isn't as bad as home backing a security protocol though because you're not actually writing your own cypher, you're just using existing security protocols. But it's still not advisable. I only raised my point for the sake of academic curiosity.

Yeah I'll let you off tongue.gif
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Their own site is an EV certificate. Oh well, get one and let me know!!
Yeah, but it's signed by themselves.

If their regular certs aren't in the CA bundle then one wouldn't expect their EV certs to be there either.
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Yeah, but it's signed by themselves.

If their regular certs aren't in the CA bundle then one wouldn't expect their EV certs to be there either.

I would, because they are paid for certificates - after all it would cost them money to actually be a CA. Anyway I couldn't see anything in the FAQ about it so I'll assume that its all a-OK.

Although I did some across this: http://danconnor.com/post/50f65364a0fd5fd1f7000001/avoid_startcom_startssl_like_the_plague_ (NSFW)
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If you want to go with a household name, then Go Daddy seem to offer free SSL certs for open source projects:
http://uk.godaddy.com/ssl/ssl-open-source.aspx

Personally I'd still go with my first suggestion as Go Daddy aren't exactly trust worthy (the whole SOPA / ACTA debacle has put me off ever using them)
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I would, because they are paid for certificates - after all it would cost them money to actually be a CA. Anyway I couldn't see anything in the FAQ about it so I'll assume that its all a-OK.

Although I did some across this: http://danconnor.com/post/50f65364a0fd5fd1f7000001/avoid_startcom_startssl_like_the_plague_ (NSFW)

To be fair, the complaint there was about customer services. But the company was very rigorous with checking IDs which only makes the SSL certs more reputable in my opinion. And their free service might just be subsidised from their EV (et al) certs. Much like how many other companies (VMWare, Redhat, Microsoft (eg VS), etc) offer free products to bring in the customers but non-free enterprise solutions as well.

But as I said before, there's Go Daddy as well. Plus a few others offering basic certs for < $10.
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