Free Trial SSL Certificates

This is a list of free trial SSL Certificates. Most of the free trial certificates are full-blown certificates but they only work for a few days or a few weeks. Using these certificates will allow you to test them on your server if you have a complex system configuration without having to pay up-front. Using a free trial certificate will let you test your server configuration before buying a real certificate.

Note that some of the free trial SSL certificates are issued using a different root certificate than the one that you pay for so they may not work exactly the same as a real certificate. Getting a free trial SSL Certificate can also help you get to know a Certificate Authority's ordering process and management functions. There are also ways to get free SSL certificates that last for more than a few weeks.

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Top Ranked Provider

24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail Full refund within 30 days of issuance 4.9
89 reviews
$49.00
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24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail Full refund within 30 days of issuance 3.7
130 reviews
$17.00
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24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail Full refund within 30 days of issuance 3.4
42 reviews
$399.00
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24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail Full refund within 30 days of issuance 3.1
81 reviews
$249.00
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Detailed SSL Certificate Comparison

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Provider Rating 4.9
From 89 reviews
3.7
From 130 reviews
3.4
From 42 reviews
3.1
From 81 reviews
Year Founded 2002 2001 1995 1995
Headquarters Houston, Texas, USA Lehi, Utah, USA Lehi, Utah, USA Cape Town, South Africa
Issuance Speed Within a few minutes Within a few minutes 4-5 days 2-4 Business days
Support Options 24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail 24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail 24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail 24/7 Customer Support by Chat, Phone, and E-mail
Refund Policy Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance
Warranty $10,000 $10,000 $1,500,000 $0
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Product Name SSL.com's Basic SSL GeoTrust's RapidSSL Symantec's Secure Site Thawte's SSL Web Server Certificate
Price For 1 Year $49.00 $17.00 $399.00 $249.00
Domains Secured Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) + www SAN Single Domain Name (FQDN) Single Domain Name (FQDN)
Validation Required Domain Validation Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation Organization and Domain Validation
Notification Level in Browsers Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name Shown On Certificate Only Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate Domain Name and Organization Name Shown On Certificate
Server License Unlimited Servers Unlimited Servers Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased Single Server - Additional server licenses may be purchased
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