HTTPS for Admidio-Websites

With Admidio sensitive member data, credentials and passwords are usually stored and managed. For this reason it is advisable to the website that is accessed via Admidio to protect with an SSL certificate, so that the access to the website is via HTTPS. Thereby, the data that are transferred between the PC or a smart phone and the web page on the Internet, automatically encrypted and protected against unauthorized interception because passwords, bank accounts, etc. are not sent in plain text anymore.

However, an SSL certificate also certifies the identity of a website and, if necessary, of the operator of the website. Therefore, SSL certificates are available in different versions, which then also affects the price:

  • Domain name in certificate
  • Personal data in the certificate
  • Free Trust logo ™
  • Green address bar in the browser

For an Admidio website a “simple” certificate, in which the domain name is contained in the certificate, is sufficient. Such certificates are e.g .:

  • Let's Encrypt
  • Comodo Positive SSL
  • GeoTrust Rapid SSL
  • Thawte SSL 123

Unfortunately, the certificate providers and hosting providers for the exhibition and the integration of SSL certificates can still pay well. Even for hosting a small website with one of the certificates listed above depending on the provider still amounts up to 100 € or more per year!

Another option is to “share” the SSL certificate of your provider, where the website is hosted (if the provider allows this at all). This is called “shared SSL”, which is offered by some hosting providers in different versions:

  • Option 2:
    • my website is not redirected to another link
    • but there arises the unfortunate side effect that the website is classified by the popular Internet browser as untrusted. In the Web page will appear several warnings, by which the user is confused generally:
      • there is a problem with the security certificate of the website
      • the loading of the site is not recommended
      • red address bar with reference to a certificate error

Some providers also offer the ability to create self-signed certificates and to associate with the page. However, such certificates are not classified by the internet browser to be trustworthy.

When hedging of own Admidio website with an SSL certificate so the hosting provider plays a crucial role. In the following you find a list of providers with cheap SSL certificates. If you know even such a provider, you can suggest us to be happy. We take it then in this list:

  • Bei diesem Provider bekommt man zu jedem erworbenen Domain-Paket kostenlos ein lets-encrypt Certifikat dazu und kann somit seine Webseite absichern.
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  • Last modified: 2020/12/31 09:10
  • by fasse