Need an assertion on your Thawte X.509 certificate?

by Volker Weber


My status as a Thawte notary has been confirmed and I can assert your certificate now. Send a signed mail if you need an assertion and we will work out the details.

Update: If you need a free Thawte certificate, apply here. You need to click on the :join: button.


This is interesting and I would like to give it a try however, what is a "signed" mail? I mean, signed with what?
btw, I have been stepping through the full Thawte certication process only to feel just Plain Dumb. I wonder if it's just me...

Eventually after lots of clicking and answering questions I landed on a page with a "fetch" button.
You click on it, you get a "done" into the status bar. That's it.
Do I have a certificate somewhere now?

Sorry to post you all this but as you are encouraging your readers to mail for certificate assertion, we better do it right first time instead of spamming your mailbox with useless emails...

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2004-12-15

Signed in this case means signed with the public key part of your certificate. As for the download: If you're on your Mac - yes, that's it. You can verify that you actually have a certificated with the keyring application. Using that you should find one or more entries labeled "Thawte Freemail Member". Peeking into them should reveal that at least one of them is connected to the e-mail address you used to sign up with Thawte.

Stefan Rubner, 2004-12-16

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