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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FAQ: What is a “cryptographic protocol?”

 

    A protocol is simply a set of rules or instructions that determine how to act or interact in a given situation. A cryptographic protocol is designed to allow secure communication under a given set of circumstances. The cryptographic protocol most familiar to internet users is the Secure Sockets Layer (or SSL) protocol, which […]

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November 1st Is Coming – Is Your Exchange Server Ready?

 

    What Is Happening November 1st? A Bit More Detail About internal Names A Worst-Case Scenario What to Do About It November 1st, 2015: New Rules Coming into Effect Your friends at SSL.com would like to let you know that beginning November 1st, 2015, some very important changes regarding what can be covered in […]

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Quick Tips for Moving Your Site to Always On SSL

 

  As you probably know, Google is now using whether or not you have SSL enabled on a page of your website as a ranking factor. While it’s an admittedly small boost at this point, the amount it affects your ranking may increase over time. This is why we’ve put together a quick How-To Guide […]

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New SSL Server Rules Taking Effect Nov. 1

 

  Certificate Authority Security Council supports new rules Man-in-the-middle attacks using SSL server certificates is a problem on the modern internet due to bugs and exploits that appear, but changes coming soon may help make this type of attack a little more difficult. The  Certificate Authority/Browser Forum was the first to propose that certificate authorities (CAs) do not […]

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Facts About Google Using HTTPS as a Ranking Signal

 

  How Search Engine Giant Uses SSL / TLS Data for Ranking Late last week, Google announced on their official blog that they were going to start using whether or not a site used HTTPS as one of the many ranking signals they use to create their index of web pages. As you might imagine, […]

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HOWTO: Install a Certificate on Plesk Server Administrator 6

 

  Uploading certificate parts If you have already obtained a certificate containing private key and certificate part (and may be CA certificate), follow these steps to upload it: At the certificate repository page, click on the ADD button. You will be taken to the SSL certificate creation page. In the Upload certificate files section of […]

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FAQ: What is SSL?

 

  SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the industry standard protocol for establishing secure communication on the internet. Virtually all information securely transmitted via the Internet relies on some version of the SSL (aka SSL/TLS) protocol.

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