Re: ca-certificates: no more cacert.org certificates?!?
On Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:32:49 +1100, Dmitry Smirnov
>On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:29:12 Marc Haber wrote:
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >I just want to note that Startcom is no match to cacert.org in regards to
>> >free SSL certificates. Some years ago I got free certificate from Startcom
>> >but a year later Startcom refused to renew it for free.
>> They renew their certificates only in the last (two?) weeks of the
>> lifetime. You cannot renew them ad your convenience, you have to do it
>> at theirs.
>It had nothing to do with timing. I got usual email notice "renew your
>certificate before it expire", submitted renewal request and got "Certificate
>Declined" response. When I asked why they explained that "Class 1 certificates
>are not meant to be used for e-commerce" despite that it was not a problem
>when they issued original certificate one year prior to that. They refused to
>renew certificate in January 2011 so my guess is that they've changed their
>policy some time in 2010...
My last renew of a startcom certificate was in February 2014. I guess
you were victim of misunderstanding, or they indeed check what kind of
service a certificate is used for and decide whether to continue to
offer the certificate for this particular service for free or not.
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