How to create a .pfx/.p12 certificate file using OpenSSL

 

  The PKCS#12 or PFX format is a binary format for storing the server certificate, any intermediate certificates, and the private key into a single encryptable file. PFX files are usually found with the extensions .pfx and .p12. PFX files are typically used on Windows machines to import and export certificates and private keys. Requirements: The original […]

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An Overview of SSL on Microsoft Azure

 

  Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web. There are only a handful of Azure services that currently allow custom SSL Certificates to be installed. Those currently are: Azure Web Apps (formerly known as Websites) Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines allow […]

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Upgrading a Certificate from SHA-1 to SHA-2

 

  SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash function – an important component of the process that the SSL protocol uses to protect your data. Although SSL certificates using SHA-1 are currently secure, the pace of technological change means that it could be vulnerable in the near future. For this reason, major online services (like PayPal and Facebook) […]

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