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Secure Server Certificates

Security

Secure Server Certificates provide a way of encrypting and securing traffic between information hosted on a Web server, and clients accessing that information. It allows you to use the 'HTTPS' protocol prefix for your Web pages and most web browsers will indicate to the client that the Web page they are viewing is secured and encrypted.

Purchase of a named certificate provides a single certificate for use on a single Website. Purchase of a wildcard certificate provides the use of Hampshire County Council's wildcard certificate on one or more Websites and is charged per instance of certificate used.

If you are any doubt as to which server certificate you require, please see the Details section, or alternatively contact the IT Orders team for further information.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides security and confidentiality for sensitive information
  • Encrypts private data between a server and connected clients

Options

  • Named Server Certificate - for a single named web address.
  • Hampshire County Council Wildcard Server Certificate - for a number of related web addresses.
 

Customers

Secure Server Certificates provide a way of securing and encrypting data traffic between a server hosting the customer's Web space and the clients connecting to the server to view Web pages and other hosted content.

Pre-requisites

Customers will need:

  • Access to a PC
  • An Internet Connection
  • Web space hosted by Hampshire County Council.
  • The fully Qualified Domain Name (and in the case of a Named Certificate the Certificate Signing Request) of the Website to be secured.
  • Name, address, telephone number and email address of the Site Administrator.

Inclusions

To determine the most appropriate Server Certificate for your Web space, please use the following table as a guide:

  • Available to non-Hampshire County Council Departments?


    Green tick


    Red cross


  • Suitable for a domain name with the structure <sitename>.hants.gov.uk


    Green tick


    Green tick


  • Suitable for domain names with the structure <sitename1>.<sitename2>.hants.gov.uk


    Green tick


    Red cross


  • Can be used with domain names other than hants.gov.uk


    Green tick


    Red cross


  • Can be used with Web space from third party or partner organisations who have sites hosted within Hampshire County Council, and who have their own domain names


    Green tick


    Red cross


  • Ability to synchronise secured pages with other devices (PDA's, Laptops).


    Green tick


    *Green tick


  • 128 bit encryption


    Green tick


    Green tick


  • 256 bit encryption


    Green tick**


    Green tick


* Some problems have been encountered when synchronising devices with pages secured with a Wildcard Certificate. In this case, IT Services staff will contact you regarding whether or not you are able to use a Wildcard Certificate in this case.

** Dependent on customer's hosting service and server capability.

Exclusions

  • There is no support provided to those customers responsible for installing their own Named Server Certificate.
  • There is no helpdesk support available with this type of service.

Options

There are two types of Server Certificate available:

  • Named Certificate - for a single named web address.
  • Hampshire County Council Wildcard Certificate - for a number of related web addresses.

For help with choosing the relevant Server Certificate for your needs, please see the above table or alternatively contact the IT Orders section to discuss the service with a member of staff.

Alternatives

There are no alternatives associated with this service.

Additional Information

No further additional information is available.

 

Pricing and Lead-times - 2012/2013

  • Description
    Code
    Price
    Lead-time
  • Named Server Certificate
    INT26N
    £126 one off admin charge plus actual cost of Certificate (POA)
    20 Days
  • Hampshire County Council
    Wildcard Server Certificate
    INT26W
    £24 per annum administration charge per instance of certificate used.
    20 Days

Pricing Information

  • In the case of a Named Certificate, the customer will be charged for the cost of the actual Certificate in addition to the administration charge. Named Server Certificate prices change regularly, and are priced on application, but the costs can be as much as £300 per annum. However, there are no ongoing annual costs thereafter.
  • Customers purchasing a Hampshire County Council Wildcard Certificate will be subject to annual costs for the duration of the Certificate being in place. The annual charge covers the administration fee for continued use of the Wildcard Certificate.

Minimum Length

There are no minimal contract lengths, however refunds are not payable in instances of cancellation of the certificate before expiry.

Early Termination and Charges

There are no termination charges associated with this service.

Delivery

  • In the case of a Named Certificate, a member of staff from IT Services will contact the Web space Site Administrator using the details supplied at the time the order was placed. The Certificate and instructions on how to install the Certificate will be sent via email as an attachment.
  • In the case of a Hampshire County Council Wildcard Certificate, IT Services will contact the customer to let them know that the Wildcard Certificate has been applied to the Server and that the associated Web space has been secured.
 
 

How to Order

  • Email itorders@hants.gov.uk with your order number and confirm by fax or post

    IT Orders

    Room 308 Elizabeth II Court
    The Castle, Winchester SO23 8US
    fax 01962 847434
  • You will need to provide details of the Fully Qualified Domain Name and in the case of Named Certificate, the Certificate Server Request for the server that hosts the web space to be secured.
  • You will need to supply the name, address, telephone number and email address of the Site Administrator

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