Every Certificate Signing Request (or CSR) needs to include the name of what you intend to protect. Typically this is a domain name of the site you are aiming to protect.
A Fully Qualified Domain Name (or FQDN) is a complete and unambiguous domain name that specifies an exact location for an object in a Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy. It specifies all domain levels, including the top-level domain and the root zone. Most domain names as used in the internet’s Uniform Resource Locators (or URL) are only partially […]
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 […]
This article will show how every SSL/TLS connection begins with a “handshake” that determines just how two parties to an internet connection shall encrypt their communications.
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What with Lenovo’s widely-misunderstood effort to give consumers more choice by overriding their security settings, your newsfeed is likely chock-a-block with references to “root certificates” and suggestions to remove or disable the one which Superfish uses to do its groovy thing. SSL.com wants you to have the knowledge you need to remove or disable any unwanted certificate. Below […]
SSL.com wishes to give you the knowledge you need to manage your security architecture. Below are instructions for removing an unwanted root certificate in Internet Explorer. (If you wish to disable rather than remove a certificate see our instructions for doing this in Microsoft Management Console.) Note that you may need to run Internet Explorer with Administrator […]
SSL.com wishes to give you the knowledge you need to remove or disable an unwanted root certificate. Below you will find instructions for doing this in Firefox. WARNING! Manually messing about with root certificates is serious juju and can cause serious and unpleasant problems. Remember to always back up your computer before proceeding with any […]
This article will show you how to create a new web site in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) 6. (The same steps will work if you are using IIS 5.) This is a required step before generating a Certificate Signing Request.