Alternatives to Let's Encrypt for all platforms with any license

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  • CAcert icon

    CAcert

    CAcert.org is a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free. CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption...

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Warning CAcert can't be trusted: It has serious code vulnerabilities, the coding style is very bad & they failed an organizational-practices audit which all other major certificate authorities have passed. Almost no browsers or operating systems support CAcert, so any website using the certificate will trigger a big untrusted connection/certificate warning that will drive most visitors away. http://www.shortpacket.org/2008/08/cacertorg-you-got-what-you-paid-for.html | https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1qj1tz/http_20_to_be_https_only/cddfmz0
  • StartSSL icon

    StartSSL

    StartCom offers the free (for personal use) Class 1 X.509 SSL certificate "StartSSL Free", which works for webservers (SSL/TLS) as well as for E-mail encryption (S/MIME). StartCom also offers Class 2 and 3 certificates as...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

    • Warning StartCom was bought by shady Chinese certificate authority WoSign. Due to the many cases of misissuance and deception by WoSign both certificate authorities have been distrusted by Google, Mozilla, and Apple: https://security.googleblog.com/2016/10/distrusting-wosign-and-startcom.html | They also handled the Heartbleed situation extremely poorly: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/11442426859/shameful-security-startcom-charges-people-to-revoke-ssl-certs-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.shtml
  • Network Solutions icon

    Network Solutions

    Find domain names, web hosting and online marketing for your website -- all in one place. Network Solutions helps businesses get online and grow online with domain name registration, web hosting and innovative online marketing...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • WoSign icon

    WoSign

    A Chinese Certificate Authority, which focus on Transparency. They are giving away free SSL too.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

    • Warning Google, Mozilla and Apple have announced that WoSign is to be considered insecure due to many cases of misissuance and deception as well as backdating of SSL certificates in an attempt to circumvent mandatory guidelines. WoSign will gradually be distrusted in Google, Mozilla, and Apple software like browsers and operating systems, which will also make the certificates worthless. More info: https://security.googleblog.com/2016/10/distrusting-wosign-and-startcom.html
  • COMODO SSL icon

    COMODO SSL

    Comodo provides insured SSL certificates for a cheap amount of price at retailers.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • VeriSign icon

    VeriSign

    VeriSign Authentication Services provides solutions that allow companies & consumers to engage in communications & commerce online with confidence. VeriSign Authentication Services include SSL Certificates, Extended Validation...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • DigiCert icon

    DigiCert

    Wildcard SSL Certificates & 2048 Bit Extended Validation EV SSL Certificate Authentication. Strong Secure Sockets Layer Https Encryption for Network Security.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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