SSL Certificates

Mobile Support SSL

SSL Certificates with Mobile Support

If your website or web shop attracts a lot of visitors from mobile operating systems such as Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian OS, Palm OS or IOS(iPhone, iPad), we would advise you to select an SSL certificate with Mobile Support. While regular web browsers accept both root and intermediate certificates, many mobile browsers will only accept root certificates and will give SSL errors if they encounter an intermediate certificate. Below you will find an overview of mobile operating systems and web browsers:

Mobile Operating Systems

  • Android
  • BlackBerry OS
  • Brew
  • iOS
  • Meego
  • Palm OS
  • Palm WebOS
  • Windows CE
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Phone 7/8
  • Maemo
  • Symbian
  • Sailfish OS

Mobile Web Browsers

  • ACCESS NetFront
  • Atomic
  • Dolphin HD
  • Fennec Alpha
  • Internet Explorer (All Windows devices)
  • Opera Mini
  • Opera Mobile
  • Openwave
  • Chrome for Mobile
  • Firefox Mobile
  • RIM BlackBerry
  • Safari (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
  • SkyFire
  • Sony PlayStation Portable
  • xScope

Most common SSL errors

Because some mobile browsers do not accept intermediate certificates, you may encounter an SSL error upon visiting a website or web shop where an SSL certificate without Mobile Support is installed. Below you will find a collection of the most common SSL errors:

Android Error
Android Error
Android Error

Specific Mobile SSL Certificates?

The Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Algorithm was developed back in 1985 by, among others, IBM as an alternative for RSA. ECC makes use of elliptic curves (larger numbers dividable by prime numbers) to create keys for data encryption. While ECC is faster and more efficient than the more popular RSA, it is not as commonly used thanks to issues with patents. However, thanks to the rising popularity of SSL certificates for mobile devices, this algorithm is becoming much more interesting.

Because the key is much shorter, ECC uses a lot less bandwidth, making it a lot faster. A 256BIT ECC key is just as secure as a 3072BIT RSA key and is therefore a fast, but more importantly, a very strong encryption option. The certificates that are currently being offered with the ECC algorithm are the Symantec Secure Site Pro and Secure Site Pro EV certificates. If you are interested in these SSL certificates or have any questions, please contact our Sales department.

Recent Mobile devices

From left to right: Apple Ipad Air, Ipad Mini, Iphone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 10.1