Extensions of the AlwaysOnSSL API

We have just updated our AlwaysOnSSL API. The API now supports the synchronous ordering of TLS certificates with up to 2048-bit RSA, 4096-bit RSA and ECC (previously only 2048-bit RSA).

Despite numerous changes on the part of the Certification Authority, as a customer of CertCenter AG you do not have to make any adjustments to your existing connection to the CertCenter API. Your existing mod_fauth integration will also remain compatible.

For the generation of certificates with larger RSA keys or ECC only a CSR generated accordingly is necessary (with 4096-bit RSA or ECC key). The CertCenter API then intelligently interprets the rest and does the work for you in the background.

Now at CertCenter: Sectigo E-Mail Certificates

The e-mail certificates (S/MIME) from Sectigo are now also available as a cost-effective alternative to the existing e-mail certificate products (e.g. from GlobalSign). Sectigo e-mail certificates can encrypt and sign e-mails but can also be used for client authentication.

The following Sectigo products are now available:

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EV Certificates: Essential for Trust on the Internet

In 2018, approximately 482 million phishing attacks were carried out – more than twice as many as in 2017.

A recent study by the Georgia Institute of Technology Cyber Forensics Innovation Laboratory (CyFI) found that 99.987% of Web sites using an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate are not associated with common forms of online crime.

The company name is displayed in the address bar by the EV certificates (Extended Validation).


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Comodo CA becomes Sectigo

ComodoCA becomes Sectigo. This name change will probably raise many questions for you. We want to answer the most critical issues here:

  • Why does Comodo CA now call itself Sectigo?
  • As a partner of CertCenter AG, what must/can I change?
  • Do my customers have to change anything?
  • Does the name change have any effect on already existing certificates?

First, we would like to explain the name change briefly, and then we will answer your open questions immediately.

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Chrome 68 – Encryption will become a standard from July 24 2018

From July 24 Google Chrome will mark all websites, without a valid SSL certificate, directly and immediately visible to every user as unsafe. Thus Google warns very clearly and consistently against the danger and the resulting risks of an unencrypted connection.

With the release of the Chrome browser version 68 in July 24 of this year, a “Not-Secure” warning is displayed in the Chrome browser bar for each web page that does not use a valid SSL certificate.


Quelle: security.googleblog.com[1]

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Comodo CA and CertCenter AG to Launch ‘Chrome 66 Release Celebration’

Initiative to Help Thousands of Websites Stay Operational as Google Distrusts Certain SSL Certificates with next Release

CertCenter, an independent certificate management company, and Comodo CA, a worldwide leader in digital identity solutions, have joined forces to help customers keep their websites operational in the wake of Google’s plan to distrust certain TLS/SSL certificates, starting with the release of Chrome 66. Continue reading

Meet our team at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco

RSA Conference 2018 is approaching fast, and we’re excited to attend that event. Meet our Team in person in the week of the RSA Conference (April, 16th-20th) in San Francisco, CA. Please feel free to complete the form below, including your preferred time to meet: Continue reading

Easily manage Comodo CA Certificates through CertCenter

To meet our growing customer demands to provide solutions from a variety of trusted Certification Authorities(CA), we welcome one of the world’s largest TLS/SSL certificate providers, Comodo CA , as a new participant in our CA Partner Program and a strategic partner of CertCenter AG. Continue reading