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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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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How to Fix Warnings of Non-SSL Elements on Your Site

 

    Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Why Am I Seeing This Warning? Mixed Passive Content Mixed Active Content Fixing Mixed Content Warning Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Visitors to sites protected by SSL expect (and deserve) seamless protection. When a site doesn’t fully protect all content, a browser will display a “mixed-content” warning. When your customers see this warning, they […]

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HOWTO: Disable SSL 3.0 in Apache

 

  Configuring Apache to Disable SSL v 3.0 The Apache HTTP Server is configured by placing directives in plain text configuration files. The main configuration file is usually called httpd.conf, and it is easy to update the Apache web server to disable SSLv3 (and thus protect your websites from the POODLE vulnerability).

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HOWTO: Fix the IIS 7 “No Private Key” Error Message

 

  This article will show you how to correct the “No Private Key” error message in Windows Internet Information Server (IIS). If you receive this error, it indicates that a previous attempt to import the certificate in IIS failed to include the private key. To correct this, you will: Import the certificate into the personal store using Microsoft […]

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