SSL, VMWare, and Credit Cards, Oh my!

Last night, I renewed our SSL cert using Thawte services. I had purchased certs in the past from RapidSSL, which was very easy to use, but Thawte was a pain in the butt. It’s really time to redesign our website at Massey, and we just hired a group to work on it. Hopefully soon, they will have a nice, fixed width, modern looking page for us.

I installed VMWare Server on a friend’s server, and let me tell you, it’s been updated since our GSX release. It works mostly the same way, but I need to play with it. It knows several new oSes, such as RHEL4, which is what I’m planning on installing. The reason is because I completed an online credit card charging application for work. It’s pretty slick – it uses some AJAX to look up the account number and prefill the fields, including previous credit card transactions to pre-fill the cc and expiration date, and then charges online via PayFlow Pro. It’s ugly, but useful.