Appendix A. References and further information

Table of Contents
A.1. Certification Authorities
A.2. General information on cryptography, SSL and HTTPS
A.3. Software
A.4. Standards

A.1. Certification Authorities

Within the University of Cambridge, the Computing Service acts as an agent for Thawte and is able to locally administer certificates for computers with hostnames in See

There are many Certification Authorities available; two of the most well known are

UKERNA (the people who run JANET) have negotiated a reduced-price deal for TLS server certificates from Globalsign. See and There were originally some "issues" with these certificates - for details see - though they may now have been resolved.