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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Question Is it necessary to get a SSL certificate for smartphone compatibility?

    Cheapest smartphone SSL support I found is Thawte's SSL123 at USD$54. Any alternatives?

    Some queries:
    - Are common certificates such as RapidSSL compatible with mobile phones if they they don't mention it explicitly?
    - If not, is it hard to upgrade a certificate?
    - If a smartphone uses a browser that falls under the compatible browsers list for a certificate why do we need a special certificate for these devices?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    San Francisco
    There are several - GlobalSign, GeoTrust, or even Comodo.

    Honestly speaking, I don't think mobile support is much of an issue today compared to previous years. If you're looking for something affordable:

    1) AlphaSSL - uses GlobalSign's Root CA
    2) RapidSSL - now uses GeoTrust's Root CA

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    That's what I thought by logic but do you have any references? I'm still wondering why do some certificates explicitly say they have mobile support if any cheap certificate would do the job.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    I am sure that it is necessary to have SSL.. it is the solution which provides almost 100% browser compatibility and web security in mobile and network environments, ensuring that any customer or employee can connect from any device, anywhere, anytime.

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