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Cisco VPN Anyconnect Cert

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Oct 8th, 2014
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What is the benefit of purchasing a Cert versus creating our own?

What is the process for purchasing a Cert from Cisco for ourt VPN Anyconnect?

Correct Answer by Marvin Rhoads about 2 years 10 months ago

A certificate from a well-known root CA will be automatically trusted by most clients, meaning they don't have to click past warnings and/or download your local certificate manually when connecting. Cisco doesn't sell certificates as they don't operate a public root CA. Any number of vendors offer this service though (Entrust, GoDaddy, Thawte, Verisign, etc.).

Creating your own requires a bit more configuration know-how and usually entails having your clients either always click past the warnings or else manually install your local signed certificate into their trusted certificate store - generally regarded as burdensome by most end users and potentially inspiring many more calls to your IT staff or help desk.

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Marvin Rhoads Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:12
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A certificate from a well-known root CA will be automatically trusted by most clients, meaning they don't have to click past warnings and/or download your local certificate manually when connecting. Cisco doesn't sell certificates as they don't operate a public root CA. Any number of vendors offer this service though (Entrust, GoDaddy, Thawte, Verisign, etc.).

Creating your own requires a bit more configuration know-how and usually entails having your clients either always click past the warnings or else manually install your local signed certificate into their trusted certificate store - generally regarded as burdensome by most end users and potentially inspiring many more calls to your IT staff or help desk.

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