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.
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.
Customers will need:
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?
Suitable for a domain name with the structure <sitename>.hants.gov.uk
Suitable for domain names with the structure <sitename1>.<sitename2>.hants.gov.uk
Can be used with domain names other than hants.gov.uk
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
Ability to synchronise secured pages with other devices (PDA's, Laptops).
128 bit encryption
256 bit encryption
* 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.
There are two types of Server Certificate available:
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.
There are no alternatives associated with this service.
No further additional information is available.
There are no minimal contract lengths, however refunds are not payable in instances of cancellation of the certificate before expiry.
There are no termination charges associated with this service.