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Re: Self-signed certificate behavior.

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: Self-signed certificate behavior.
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:33:59 -0500

    To all: does anybody know of an open certificate authority which issues 
    certificates for free?  There is really need for such service?

There are nontrivial costs involved with being a certificate authority.
I doubt there will ever be a validated CA that issues certs for no money
and that is included in the root certs of, say, Firefox.

General: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_authority#Providers

Current root authorities in Firefox:

List of providers:
(The "SimpleAuthority" provider listed there is actually crippled
proprietary software and not included in the browser root certs anyway.


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