[ic] Verisign -- please vote with your feet!
pvinci at vinciguerra.com
Sun Sep 28 15:13:51 EDT 2003
On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 11:38:43 -0400, Chris Wenham wrote
> On Sunday 28 September 2003 07:40, scott martin wrote:
> > Hi
> > We currently have a merchant account with Bank America as a bricks &
> > mortar store, who would you recommend, for a payment gateway & ssl
> > certificate? We are in the very early stages of setting up interchange.
> Authorize.Net are a good gateway, and so are NetBilling. These are
> two that I have experience with. Netbilling doesn't have direct
> support in Interchange but I wrote a payment module for it myself
> that's here:
> I've also heard that NetBilling has an "Authorize.Net emulation
> mode" so it can be used with Interchange's Authorize.Net module, but
> I haven't tried that.
> Comodo (http://www.comodogroup.com/) do security certificates for
> cheaper than Verisign or their subsidiary Thawte. I have one
> customer who uses them and is happy. The main disadvantage is that
> you need to install a new root certificate on your web server, and
> it works in slightly less than 100% of all browsers.
The real disadvantage with comodo is that it is a chained root certificate.
As such, its transparency in browsers is do to its being chained off of the
Baltimore Technologies root. Since Baltimore has toyed with the idea of
pulling their cross certification service in the past, you may have to get and
install another vendor's certificate. Its just something to be aware of.
> Chris Wenham
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