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20 March 2012

GlobalSign launches open source PHP library for fully automated SSL secure site activation

Website owners benefit from instant security as hosting companies can now mass activate SSL using the GlobalSign OneClickSSL technology

Boston, MA - March 20 2012 - GlobalSign (, one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and leading providers of online security solutions, today announced that it will be releasing an open source PHP library to further increase availability of its OneClickSSL solution in hosting environments. Paul van Brouwershaven will introduce the free library and demonstrate a variety of applications during his talk on March 20, 2012 at 17.05 in the Sanssouci seminar room at World Hosting Days 2012 in Rust, Germany.

The launch of OneClickSSL last year is revolutionizing the way hosting companies activate SSL for their customers' websites. OneClickSSL is already available for the major control panel platforms including Parallels, cPanel and IIS, as well as through web service APIs to help hosting companies embed the technology in their own environments. At this year's World Hosting Days event, GlobalSign is taking custom integration one step further by introducing a OneClickSSL open source library, removing any remaining integration hurdles for hosting companies wishing to increase SSL usage, whilst avoiding the customer service costs usually associated with supporting SSL.

Hosting companies only need to download the library to their server or application to benefit from instant provisioning of SSL Certificates. Once running, the OneClickSSL service automates the usual SSL process, from submitting the application for an SSL Certificate, to validating ownership of the domain, and installing the issued Certificate and related intermediate Certificates.

"As more organizations move towards complete SSL automation using OneClickSSL, it is essential for GlobalSign to ensure that all hosting companies, regardless of which control panel or server software they provide, can access the technology", says Paul van Brouwershaven, EMEA Business Development Director, GMO GlobalSign Ltd. "As the community starts to build their own plug-ins to implement OneClickSSL in their in-house environments, we decided to make our own open source PHP library available on Github to simplify integration and maintenance."

The OneClickSSL technology allows for instant delivery of the highly secured GlobalSign SSL Certificates. The GlobalSign Certificates are all issued from the 2048 bit Root Certificate and come with additional features such as unlimited server licenses.

For more information about GlobalSign's OneClickSSL solution visit You can also download GlobalSign's open source PHP library from Github at:

Come to GlobalSign's hosting.Session at World Hosting Days at Europa-Park Rust, Germany on March 20 at 17:05, or visit us at Stand 58 for a live demo!

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), mediating trust to enable safe commerce, communications, content delivery and community interactions for billions of online transactions occurring around the world at every moment.  Its identity and access management portfolio, acquired from Ubisecure in September 2014, includes access control, single sign-on (SSO), federation and delegation services to help organizations and service providers create new business models for customer and partner interactions.  The former Ubisecure operation is now the GlobalSign Center of Excellence for IAM, located in Helsinki, Finland. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market, where the ability to make secure networked connections among people, processes, data and things, will require that every “thing” have a trusted identity that can be managed.  The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and throughout Asia.  For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign ).

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit 

GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

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