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i'm using paypal for my payments. do i need an ssl certificate on my oscommerce store?

 

at the moment, does this mean that the credit card details are being passed to paypal unsecured?

 

PS i've just installed the paypal_ipn module - i dont know whether that does any ecription (or how it works, to be honest)

 

thanks all!

jg

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i'm using paypal for my payments. do i need an ssl certificate on my oscommerce store?

 

at the moment, does this mean that the credit card details are being passed to paypal unsecured?

 

PS i've just installed the paypal_ipn module - i dont know whether that does any ecription (or how it works, to be honest)

 

thanks all!

jg

 

With all PayPal payments, the customer will be transfered over to the PayPal website, which is already protected by SSL, unless your storing credit/debit card detaisl on you website, I would have to say you have no need to be spending extra money on something you dont need.

 

Hope this helps.

 

David

www.gamealot.co.uk

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With all PayPal payments, the customer will be transfered over to the PayPal website, which is already protected by SSL, unless your storing credit/debit card detaisl on you website, I would have to say you have no need to be spending extra money on something you dont need.

 

Hope this helps.

 

David

www.gamealot.co.uk

 

 

it does help - thanks for the explanation

jg

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But you should note that there are many people, such as myself, who won't shop at a website where at least the account portion is encrypted. The $100/year immediate savings might end up costing you much more in the long run. An SSL certificate shows your customers that you respect their privacy.


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i'm using paypal for my payments. do i need an ssl certificate on my oscommerce store?

 

at the moment, does this mean that the credit card details are being passed to paypal unsecured?

 

PS i've just installed the paypal_ipn module - i dont know whether that does any ecription (or how it works, to be honest)

 

thanks all!

jg

You need an ssl to protect your customers information. You can get them starting at $15/year. The cost is so low I can't imagine why anyone would risk losing one customer over not having one. And you will lose customers by not having one.

 

Jack


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You need an ssl to protect your customers information. You can get them starting at $15/year. The cost is so low I can't imagine why anyone would risk losing one customer over not having one. And you will lose customers by not having one.

 

Jack

 

What exactly would be protected by SSL, assuming the only credit card system used by your website is Paypal?

The only info sent to Paypal is the basket contents as far as I know. Please elaborate.


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Your customers data when they create an account or view an order.

 

Jack


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i'm convinced

 

thanks for all those great points guys

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I'm going to be using paypal pro aswell. I believe i should get a cert to protect the privacy of the customers, where is the cheapest place i can get a cert..

 

Thanks

dave

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Do a search on google for certificates. There are a number of places selling them at around $15/year. Just be sure it is a 128 bit certificate. Personally, I recommend godaddy's at $20. The service they offer makes the differnce for the additional few dollars. If you spend anything over $25, you are wasintg your money, in my opinion.

 

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Hi

 

I am looking into buying one of the godaddy SSL Certificates but just need a little guidance regarding its installation.

 

Can anybody give me a rough guide to this or point me in the direction?

 

Much appreciated.

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Some hosting companies throw in a ssl secure connection for free in their packages


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Mark A Reynolds

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Hi

 

I am looking into buying one of the godaddy SSL Certificates but just need a little guidance regarding its installation.

 

Can anybody give me a rough guide to this or point me in the direction?

 

Much appreciated.

You need to create a key and csr file for your site. Order the certificate and then select manage it on godaddy's site. You will be redirected to the ssl site where you will need to enter in the csr file you created (along with the information you used to create it). If you did that right, they will send you the certificate files (or a link to download them). Then you need to install the certificate into your control panel. Ideally, it is better if the host does this since apache should be restarted. Some hosts won't do it, don't know how to do it, will charge to do it or will just do it. And some won't allow a certificate at all. So you should check with them before you do anything regarding the ssl.

 

Jack


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You need to create a key and csr file for your site. Order the certificate and then select manage it on godaddy's site. You will be redirected to the ssl site where you will need to enter in the csr file you created (along with the information you used to create it). If you did that right, they will send you the certificate files (or a link to download them). Then you need to install the certificate into your control panel. Ideally, it is better if the host does this since apache should be restarted. Some hosts won't do it, don't know how to do it, will charge to do it or will just do it. And some won't allow a certificate at all. So you should check with them before you do anything regarding the ssl.

 

Jack

 

 

Ok thanks I will do that and see how I get on. Hate having things that rely on the host.

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