Rikard

SSL Management for agents

An SSL Certificate, or TLS which is the latest and most secure version of SSL, is a hygiene factor in today's IT systems and on the Internet. However, handling the certificates can be cumbersome and problematic. As an agent, you can now contact me, Rikard, directly and get a flexible, secure and cost-effective solution for your certificate management!

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Easy management in your platform

In Ports Management you as an agent, get a complete overview of both SSL Certificates, domain names, hosting services and trademarks managed by us. In the portal you can:

  • Manage orders
  • Check status of the certificate
  • Keep track of expiration dates
  • Download certificate files
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We offer a wide range of SSL certificates

By being Platinum Partner to the world-leading certificate provider Digicert, we can offer you as an agent, broad expertise on the various certificates, access to the best support and get the latest information before others. The certificates can be ordered with Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV). These are validation of how much a visitor to a site needs to know about the business. If it's a smaller website, a DV certificate may be enough, while a larger business who want the visitor to be able to confirm the business, an EV certificate may be a better alternative. Check out our Info graphic that guides you right.

 

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BevakningBevakning

Analysis

In collaboration with you, I review the status of the certificates. What certificates do you have today, and when do they expire? From which issuers? Do they have the right level of security? I will summarize this and much more in a document with a recommended action plan.

Granskning

Get control through consolidation

Based on the action plan I give you the opportunity to carry out a consolidation to create the best protection, control and cost efficiency. You also get an overall view and control of all certificates via your customer portal Ports Management.

Åtgärdsplan

Ongoing renewals

Through the Multi Year Plan, you can buy certificates with terms of up to 6 years. In addition, we confidently oversees the renewal and validation of certificates every year. Your certificate management and administration is supervised by us.

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Why Ports

Advantages of SSL management for you as an agent

Efficient certificate management

By letting us handle the administration and automate various steps in the order, validation and installation process, you can save many hours on your certificate management.

Visibility and automation

In Ports Management, you get visibility and opportunities to administer your certificates while you get full control over when they expires. We also monitor the maturity of all certificates and can set up an escalation chain.

Platinum Partner access at DigiCert

Through our collaboration with DigiCert, you also get part of the Platinum Partner support at DigiCert as well as better prices on your certificates. You do not have to deposit money or pay by credit card when placing the order, because we make sure to invoice you afterwards.

Management options for SSL certificates

We offer two different solutions for managing certificates. Either you use a sub-account where the administration is handled by your own organization, but we can also provide a fully supervised solution where we manages your certificate administration.

Self-managed through a sub-account

Recommended for agents who want to manage SSL-certificates using resources in their own organization.

  • Access to a sub-account with DigiCert
  • Responsibility for orders and renewals lies with your organization
  • Summary invoices from Ports make administration smoother
  • Premium support included
  • Can be integrated with our Multi Year Plan
  • Through our Platinum Partnership you get faster support, you will be the first to find out the latest and you will get the most cost-effective solutions

Supervised management with first-class service

Recommended for agents who want to focus on their business and let our experts handle the management.

  • A solution where we take full charge in securing the management of your SSL certificates
  • We conduct an initial review to gain insights about your certificates and provide you with an overview of them
  • We assist in applying a centralized internal process for the request of SSL certificates by establishing authorized orderers in your organization. From there, we take care of your orders from start to finish
  • We take full care of renewals and reminders
  • We can assist in creating CSR files and converting a certificate into appropriate formats such as PEM or PFX. An order is usually processed in 15 to 60 minutes
  • We keep track of your organization’s validations
  • This service can be integrated with our Multi Year Plan.
  • Through our Platinum Partnership you get faster support, you will be the first to find out the latest and you will get the most cost-effective solutions

Contact me for your certificate management

By working with us at Ports you get:

  • Efficient order processing and support
  • Visibility and automation
  • Platinum Partner access at DigiCert
  • Competitive pricing
Fill out the form and I will get in touch!

/Rikard Andree, Partner Director

FAQ

What is an SSL certificate?

By encrypting traffic between the web server and the browser (or between two servers) an SSL- (Secure Sockets Layer) / TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificate prevents any outsider from eavesdropping on the data being sent. This includes sensitive data such as usernames, passwords and account information transmitted to your database or other systems.

What is required to order a SSL certificate?

In addition to accurate company information matching the domain owner, you need a CSR file from the server designated to use the SSL certificate.

What is a CSR file?

A CSR file is a request file used when ordering an SSL certificate. It contains the information to be included in the certificate such as common name, hostname and location. The CSR file is usually created on the server where the certificate is to be used, as the private key is generated in connection with CSR.

At Ports, we can help create your CSR files. At your request, we create a CSR file containing the private and public key when issuing your certificate. The file, which can be sent in .PFX or .PEM format, is of course password protected in order to be delivered securely via e-mail.

What is the difference between a standard and a wildcard certificate?

A standard SSL certificate protects only the common names and subject alternative names (SANs) that you enter in the CSR file or certificate request, while a wildcard certificate secures websites with multiple subdomains.

Example: If you order a wildcard certificate for *.support.se, you can secure alternative subdomains without specifying these in the certificate request. For example, you get the options to secure www.support.se, mail.support.se or blog.support.se.

Please note that wildcard certificates do not secure name extensions in front of the alternate subdomains, such as test.mail.support.se. If you would like to add a single name extension in front of your subdomain name, you can add a SAN to the certificate, specifying test.mail.support.se. But if you want to secure several extension in front of mail.support.se, your best option is to request a wildcard certificate for *.mail.support.se

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