I am developing a site for a client and time has come for the client to get me info to install the SSL. I suggested going through godaddy since the client has an account through them.
They had their host set up an SSL, which was created through SSL manager in cPanel. The thing that has me wondering is that they are not using any certifying authority that I can see. If I go to the site and check the cert info (click on the lock icon in the browser) I get this:
Issued for: www.clientssite.com
Issued by: www.clientssite.com
I have never not gone through a certifying authority. Usually the Issued by is Verisign, geoTrust, godaddy. Etc.
Is this secure or is it just pretending to be? I would like to voice my opinon on this topic but have not seen this situation before.