CAcert[Certificate Authority CAcert Inc -- concluded on ]
CAcert, Inc., is a non-profit community-oriented Certificate Authority that provides a general service to the community by issuing, where possible, free X.509(v3) certificates for personal and/or server-side use. CAcert services the Open Source digital certificate security needs of users across six continents. Certificates issued by the nonprofit CA form the foundation for many server-side (web) and personal (email) security implementations.
The organization enjoys international media attention for its policy of providing for free the very same types of certificates often sold by closed-source, commercial CAs (such as industry leaders Thawte and Verisign) for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars.
- The project's own website
- 2008/10/01: Additional support granted to complete the CACert security audit more >>