This tutorial will show you how to install a SSL Certificate on a Microsoft Azure Web App (formerly Microsoft Azure Website) Requirements: IIS or OpenSSL installed on a client machine Step 1: Generate and Submit the CSR Because the Azure instance is abstracted as a cloud service, the CSR and private key cannot be generated on […]
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 […]
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) […]
Reprocessing your SSL.com certificate is free and can be done as often as required!
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 […]
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).
This article will show you how to combine a private key with a .p7b certificate file to create a .pfx file on Windows Internet Information Server (IIS). To correct this, you will: Import the certificate into the personal store using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Export the corrected certificate Importing the Certificate with MMC 1. Open MMC […]
Generating a New Private Key Creating the CSR Paper Lantern is the newest theme for cPanel environments. If your hosting environment uses cPanel, you may create a Certificate Signing Request (or CSR) via the SSL/TLS Manager. Any CSR request will be linked to a private key, which can also be created in the SSL/TLS Manager. This […]
This article will show you how to manually generate a Certificate Signing Request (or CSR) in the Apache web hosting environment using OpenSSL. What is OpenSSL? OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of SSL/TLS used on approximately two-thirds of servers on the internet. Although many other methods exist to perform these steps on an Apache […]
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 […]