Adding and Validating Domain Names

This section provides a tutorial example on how to add and validate the domain name a Web server to CAcert. This is required to obtain a server certificate for that Web server.

With my account created with CAcert.org, I am ready to get my free server certificate. Here is my first try:

1. Go to CAcert.org and "Password Login" to my account.

2. Click "Add" under the "Domains" menu. The add domain name page shows up. To get a server certificate, the domain name of the server must be provided to CAcert first.
Add domain name to CAcert account

3. Enter "herongyang.com" as the domain name and click "I own or am authorized to control this domain" button. The domain name verification page shows up.

4. Check the admin email address option and click "Probe" button. A validation message is delivered this email address.

5. Open the admin email box and click the validation link in the message. The domain name of the Web server is added to my CAcert account.

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 About CAcert.org

 Join CAcert.org as a Member

 Installing CAcert.org Root CA in Firefox 3

 Installig CAcert.org Root CA in IE 8

Adding and Validating Domain Names

 Generating Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

 Getting Server Certificate Signed by CAcert.org

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version