Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by dhamma_man, Sep 2, 2011.
Just saw this on my facebook feed:
If anyone knows how to write an SSL certificate, I'd like to learn how, at which point I'd try to automate it.
I think this should be within the Facebook section, and this is some pretty big news. Just one more hurdle, and not a cheap one.
You can not write ssl certificate. FB require your apps and iframed sites that hosted outside to be served from ssl enabled server. They probably want to reduse spammy lenders from cheap hosts. Here is small how-to..
1. get yourself host account with dedicated IP or better linux dedicated server
2. ask your host to generate Certificate Signing Request or do it yourself use openssl (don't know how to do it on windows)
3. get cheap ssl certificate (like rapidSSL) 9.90 per year or something just domain verification, google it.
4. send them your CSR
5. wait like 10 minutes
6. find your cert in your inbox attached
7. install it according to your server (Apache uses mod_ssl)
8. test it
Now use your H T TP S // usr as secure canvas URL
When you're working with dozens of domains, good luck with that.
What do you mean facebook SSL certification?
Starting October 1, 2011 Facebook will require a valid SSL Certificate for all pages and applications hosted outside of Facebook.
What about pages registered before that date ?
This is absolutely brilliant news.
I can now charge my clients to upgrade their pages
as it is as issue that is out of my control.
You got to love facebook.
If you actually was on the ball we were on this months ago.
OP this has been known for a while, just the deadline is getting much closer so you will be haring more about it in the coming weeks.
Can you please tell us how to get SSL cert for only $9.90 please?
Oxonbeef, I like your style as usual. Where others see downfall, you triumph. I am drafting up a mass email now to send to clients who will need this service, and it will not be cheap!
i like both your styles irate:
Did a quick google search and found a site that has some cheap SSL cert
. Not my site or affiliated with it but worth a shot.
Cool, have you used them before, are they reputable? I was asking Kokokos because I have checked rapidssl and I found them for $49, i was wondering how to get them for $9.90
Haha I actually love this! Now not just anyone can set up iframed tabs or apps. They gotta get us to do it
you can get a cert here for $9.50/yr.
P.S. I have no affiliation with them.
Namecheap is selling SSL certs for $1.99 with the purchase of a domain.
That's a good deal Thanks for sharing that.
I think programs like "Static iframe" will be fine because they all work off the same domain, just different directories. Your best bet when getting clients to switch over is to just have your domain with the SSL, and then for each new client just make a new directory for them that everything is hosted on (but don't let them know it's so easy). This will only work if you have their files or access to them.
I also do this in case the client doesn't pay the monthly fee, I can take down their fanpage or have it redirect to my marketing site.
Each of these will be a different app, and the URL above would be your canvas URL.
I am still a little confused as to what will happen with some wordpress sites though?
I always get my super-cheap rapidssl certs from some hard-to-find page on HostGator. I have to Google for it every time - I've yet to see a link to it from the main HG site.
I'm not into facebook, but I do have two merchant sites that need SSLing and I look for the cheapest non-chained cert that'll do the job. So far the one I mentioned has been the only one I've found that isn't a "chained" variety and that seems to come from a legit place.
In a purely technical sense, you actually CAN have your own server generate one (at least you can with cPanel), but if you do, it'll throw all sorts of security warnings since there's no way to verify it with an outside company. You wouldn't sell/convert anything with that going on. (Those are called "self-signed" certificates btw.)
My only question is how would I set up a service to make these things on the back end? Like take all these companies that charge $50 or $500 or $5, for example. What tools/connections/friends do you have to have in order to authoritatively be an SSL provider? Is it like ICANN? Because if it would end up being free once registered, I think BHW (and the internet in general) could benefit from a free provider.
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