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 […]

Read More Root Certificates


  This page provides download links for root certificates and certificate bundles. You can use these to replace deleted or corrupted certificates on your local server or in your browser’s certificate store.

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The SSL/TLS Handshake: an Overview


  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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FAQ: Can I Use Wildcard Domains in My UCC Certificate?


  Short answer: You certainly can! We’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately from customers of a major Certificate Authority (can’t say who, but it might rhyme with “No Caddy”) who have been told that wildcard domains are not supported in their Unified Communications Certificates (also known as multi-domain, UC, UCC or SANS certificates). […]

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