Comodo EV SSL cert on nginx

Nick Pearson nick.pearson at
Tue Feb 17 01:07:20 MSK 2009

Hi Kurt,

I've not tested a Comodo cert on nginx, but you can test it by editing your
/etc/hosts file (or on Windows, c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) to
point a domain at a specific IP.  In doing so, your computer will use that
IP when you request the domain (bypassing DNS), allowing you to test the
certificate.  Just be sure to remember to clear that /etc/hosts entry when
you're finished!

Hope that helps.


On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Kurt Hansen <khansen at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm just starting to evaluate nginx for our use. Looking good so far!
> One of our biggest clients uses an EV SSL cert from Comodo. The EV certs
> have nice features on FireFox 3 and IE7; the address bar changes color and
> show the full name making customers more comfortable in making credit card
> transactions. Or so the theory goes.
> For Comodo, you have to add their certs to the CA bundle and use
> ssl_certificate_client directive. I believe I've implemented this properly
> and it appears to be working.
> However, I can't test out the FF3 and IE7 address features because they
> only work on the live site, so I don't know for certain that they are
> working.
> Is anybody using Comodo EV SSL certs on nginx? aOr, any EV SSL certs on
> nginx? If so, can you send me the link so I can see it in FF3 and IE7?
> By the way, Comodo only charges US$359 for EV certs while VeriSign charges
> ~US$3000. If you are in the market for EV certs, check out Comodo.
> Take care,
> Kurt Hansen
> CharityWeb
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