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    Embed code and SSL. How to notify the user things are secure?

    Asked by markashton on June 26, 2012 at 09:57 AM


    I have used the embed code .... embedded a secure order form .... on my website:


    I understand the form to be secure via SSL. A quick glance at the source will tell you that ;-)

    Of course, as it's embedded into a webpage on my domain, there is no visual reference to the user that they are using a secure form.

    My question is strategic really ....

    What is the best option at my disposal to notify the user .... should I purchase my own SSL certificate for the website ... seems a bit overdoing it ... or is it better to add your Rapid Seal thing ... and whose to say any old sole could try and hoodwink the public by sticking on a logo ??

    I would be very grateful for any advice.

    Many thanks in anticipation of your valued help

    Regards Mark

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on June 26, 2012 at 06:05 PM

    Hello Mark,

    Since the data is being sent securely, I think that Site Seal Logo is enough. You can also add some Free Text (HTML) field to your form in order to explain that submission will be sent through encrypted protocol.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

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    Answered by markashton on June 26, 2012 at 06:20 PM

    Thanks Mike,

    What if you were to use the Source Code instead? Would you need to get an SSL cert?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on June 26, 2012 at 06:23 PM

    No, SSL certificate is not required. Your data will be submitted via SSL action URL like:


    Thank you.