Integrating SSL into your website can be quick and easy. Before marketing to existing and new customers, you need to ensure the products offered are positioned, priced and explained correctly. Many partners try to make SSL a technical sale, but beware, this can reduce your potential market to tech-savvy customer only. Working with our marketing team and online resources in the Partner Center will be essential if you wish to broaden your potential market and increase your conversion rates.
The GlobalSign SSL Partner program has been developed in conjunction with valued partners just like you. The result – a highly honed, well structured and effective program containing market-tested sales resources and copy that optimizes your conversions and maximizes your SSL opportunity
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Control Panel Plug-ins & APIs
GlobalSign has developed a number of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) designed for Partners to automate the ordering and delivery of customer's SSL Certificates. Using an API will help you create a robust and scalable SSL business as a GlobalSign partner. Plus, it has already been seamlessly integrated with a number of 3rd party hosting control panels/billing tools to further reduce your time to market. This article looks at some of the technologies available to reduce the time you may spend ordering and receiving SSL Certificates from GlobalSign. It also helps you decide whether you should opt for a control panel module, full XML based automation, or just use partial automation with our simpler Ajax APIs.
GlobalSign API libraries exist to automate a number of critical functions you would typically need to perform via the web based GlobalSign Certificate Center (GCC):
- Placing a new Certificate order
- Querying the order status of a Certificate order
- Receiving an issued Certificate
The APIs allow you to integrate your own Control Panels, ordering, purchasing and billing systems to the SSL Partner facilities to automate part of, or all,of the SSL workflow with your customers. The APIs help you error check in real-time and reduce the time you may spend dealing directly with customer orders. APIs mean automation.
Control Panel Integration
The GlobalSign APIs are already integrated into leading hosting / data center management software. If you have an inhouse Control Panel, or use a third party Control Panel talk to your Account Manager today about current API integration options or click the Control Panel from the below list for specific module usage instructions.
Web hosting automation for cluster environments.
The complete client management billing & support solution.
Data center automation, billing and customer support for Web Hosts
The XML API performs practically every function available through GCC. It allows the deepest and most comprehensive integration into your own systems, such as your customer facing Control Panel or internal purchasing and management systems. The XML API connects your systems to GlobalSign, giving real time CSR parsing, error checking and allows full querying on order status and Certificate delivery via HTTPS stream or directly to end customers by Partner branded email.
The Simple API, or SAPI, is an Ajax based application that will automate the SSL ordering process. This removes the need to manually place orders via your GCC account, instead it will allow your customers to place orders via an Ajax web application embedded directly into your webpage. Webmasters need only implement a small snippet of HTML code within the page hosting the SAPI application to use this automated ordering facility and no coding experience is necessary. All Partners need to do is approve orders that have been placed via the SAPI and arrange billing directly with their customers. Issued Certificates can be sent to the end customer directly, or to the Partner for manual forwarding.
One-Click SSL API
The OneClick SSL API realises true one click provisioning of SSL. For cases where full API functionality is integrated (like our strategic partner Verio) a single click from a customer initiates a fully automated workflow that creates the CSR, challenges the domain ownership and right to apply for a particular domain, posts the Certificate application to GlobalSign then receives and installs the issued Certificate. The whole process takes only a few seconds. CSR errors and vetting times are eliminated and customer support queries are greatly reduced. The OneClick SSL API is ideal for Control Panel integration and large volume SSL issuance.
Control Panel Plug-ins and APIs
Reduce support issues, increase customer retention and speed of issuance by automating your SSL offering with our Control Panel plug-ins, APIs (XML) or Simple API (Ajax).
SEO your Site for Search Engines
Information and guidance on how to optimize your website for Search Engine submission. Follow tried and tested methods to provide effective content, structuring and metadata to ensure you quickly gain SSL traffic.
A one-page Word document containing suggested copy for selling SSL on your web site. Documents contain short and long versions of product copy.
Includes English, French, German, Spanish & Dutch templates
Pre-written HTML Template Pack
HTML file (web page) example layout and incorporating the suggested copy promoting the GlobalSign SSL product range. Templates include body text, bullet points and generic graphics. Open page in your browser and the select View Source in your browser, or provide to your webmaster.
Includes English, French, German, Spanish & Dutch templates.