Join CAcert.org as a Member

This section provides a tutorial example on how to join CAcert.org as a community member.

The first step of CAcert.org services is to join CAcert.org and create an account.

1. Run Firefox 3 and visit http://www.cacert.org/.

2. Click "Join" link. The "This Connection is Untrusted" error page shows up. This is normal, because CAcert.org is not recognized as a trusted root CA by Firefox 3, and other popular Web browsers.

3. Click "I Understand the Risks" link on the error page and click "Add Exception" button. The "Add Security Exception" dialog box shows up. The Location field displays: https://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=1.

4. Click "Confirm Security Exception" button. The sign in form shows.

5. Complete and submit the form. An account verification message will be delivered to your email box.

6. Open the message and click the verification link to finish the sign in process.

Congratulations, you are a CAcert.org community member now!

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 Outdated Tutorials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