openSRS certs /winston?

I’m having a hard time understanding the openSRS certs process.

I currently have an old secure certificate that I purchased from WWSI
(entrust cert) and it expires this month. Do I just purchase a new geotrust
certificate and install it over the old one somehow?

Thanks,


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Re: openSRS certs /winston?

Rodney Blackwell wrote
> I’m having a hard time understanding the openSRS certs process.
>
> I currently have an old secure certificate that I purchased from WWSI
> (entrust cert) and it expires this month. Do I just purchase a new
geotrust
> certificate and install it over the old one somehow?

Yep, each time you renew, you need to copy a new cert over the old one. But,
I would think that in this case (as your old cert isn’t from geotrust) I
would assume that you’d be going through the new cert process.

In any case, what OpenSRS is gives you is a keycode that you can use to get
a new cert or renew an existing one – the OpenSRS system doesn’t know and
doesn’t care which one you’re using it for.

Re: openSRS certs /winston?

“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in message
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> In any case, what OpenSRS is gives you is a keycode that you can use to
get
> a new cert or renew an existing one – the OpenSRS system doesn’t know and
> doesn’t care which one you’re using it for.

Thanks for the info! So that means when I purchase it and get my keycode, I
can just use it to renew the one I already have and not have to install
anything new? I didn’t see a renewal option on the website. I guess I have
to buy the cert first.


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Re: openSRS certs /winston?

Rodney Blackwell wrote
> Thanks for the info! So that means when I purchase it and get my keycode,
I
> can just use it to renew the one I already have and not have to install
> anything new? I didn’t see a renewal option on the website. I guess I have
> to buy the cert first.

Yes. It is not until you use the keycode that you tell them what you’re
going to do with it (get a new cert or nrenew an old one)

BUT I am not sure whether getting a geotrust cert from OpenSRS, when you
have an entrust cert from OpenSRS, is considered a new cert or a renewal. My
guess would be that it is considered a new cert but sometimes I find that
things are not as I expect them to be.

Re: openSRS certs /winston?

Winston wrote:
> BUT I am not sure whether getting a geotrust cert from OpenSRS, when you
> have an entrust cert from OpenSRS, is considered a new cert or a renewal. My
> guess would be that it is considered a new cert but sometimes I find that
> things are not as I expect them to be.

I would guess that it’s a renewal if it’s all through the OpenSRS
system. The ordinary consumer might not be aware that OpenSRS which
their provider and it’d be too common for one to think they are renewing
the cert.

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