Certs 'R' Us

This site demonstrates the process of logging in to a website using an SSL client certificate (and the corresponding private key.)

If you haven't already done so, you should probably read the accompanying blog post:
"Passwords are past it - are certificates the key to better online security?"

Take the demo

  1. OPTIONAL: Get a 'proper' SSL certificate from StartSSL (free) or another certificate authority (CA)
  2. Sign up with a certificate (a demo one will be generated for you if necessary, or you can present your own)
  3. Log in using that certificate

Want to login with a different certificate? Learn about logging out

Certificate Authorities

View a raw certificate bundle of Certificate Authorities that this demo site recognises


Certs 'R' Us, a demo site by Ben Kennish, with CatN, 2014.