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    Wamp icon orange and not green?

    Anyone know of a trick to fix this? Other than the color it seems to work fine. Just bugs me when things aren't how they are supposed to be.

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    Just did no fix. I don't have Skype. I uninstalled teamviewer. And rarely have my antivirus running. And downloaded the Microsoft visual whatever

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    EW,

    I believe that the green is something reserved to CA's which charge a lot of green to allow others to use their SSL. Orange must be, then, what you get by self-signing your own cert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklynn View Post
    EW,

    I believe that the green is something reserved to CA's which charge a lot of green to allow others to use their SSL. Orange must be, then, what you get by self-signing your own cert.

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    Anyway you can explain that in plainer English? Thanks

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    I went through the first 3 pages of google on this and tried all suggestions. Prob about 20 in all. All came up short. It used to be green so I know my set up in capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricWatson View Post
    Anyway you can explain that in plainer English? Thanks
    Hi Eric,

    A Certificate Authority (like Comodo or GeoTrust) is a recognized company which validates (and guarantees) that you are who you say you are. When they are satisfied, they provide the encrypted data for you to upload to your server. In the last couple of years, the green secure server links have been elevated to a higher guarantee by the CA's (presumably to increase their fees as well as your security status). That infers that the orange that you're seeing with your self-signed certificate is due to the lack of an "approved" CA's high level guarantee.

    Who approves CA's? The browser creators do that to protect their clients. After all, would you want to give your credit card information to the hacker in (fill in the blank) who self-signed his own site's certificate?

    I think I stated up front that much of this is guesswork but I believe that's the situation with CA's and their secure server certificates today.

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