Whilst doing some other work for #dayjob, I came across this little outfit based out in Israel doing free Class 1 SSL certificates for a year.
Ok I thought what’s the catch (other than it’s about as trustworthy as a man claiming to be secure , but can’t demonstrate it), it seems there isn’t much of a catch :
- The T’s & C’s state it has to be for “non-commercial” activity.
- It’s only Class 1, funny enough they do Class 2 and EV certs as well – for a cost naturally.
- It’s only for a year, but you can just keep renewing it every year.
- Errr and that’s about it really.
All in all, it’s worth signing up and using it for test certs and things like that, I tend to use it for test certs for Loadbalancers/Offload SSL box’s, saves explaining to people why you need to purchase certs for a development environment, anyway it’s worth a punt — https://www.startssl.com/