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[iaik-ssl]cu|| 40 vs. 128 bit certificate question
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- Subject: [iaik-ssl]cu|| 40 vs. 128 bit certificate question
- From: Tom van den Berge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 12:42:02 +0200
- Organization: Bibit Billing Services
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I'm trying to figure out what the (technical) difference is between a 40
and 128 bit certificate, like verisign is selling.
What is the actual difference between a "40-bit SSL Secure Server ID"
certificate and a "128-bit SSL Global Server ID" certificate. As far as
I know, there is no such thing as a keylength limitation in a certificate.
When my server application supports 128 bit encryption, and my client
application, too, I don't think that my 40-bit verisign server cert can
prevent the use of 128 bit keys?
In other words, why should I buy a 128 bits cert, which is more than
twice as expensive as a 40 bit cert.
Can anybody clarify these things to me?
Tom van den Berge firstname.lastname@example.org
Development V +31 (0)30 65 95 143
Bibit Internet Payments BV F +31 (0)30 65 64 464
Kosterijland 20 www.bibit.com
3981 AJ Bunnik
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