SSL/TLS certificates beginner's tutorial

  • Jul

This is a beginner’s tutorial on SSL certificates (which by now should be called TLS certificates, but old habits die hard). I’ll cover both how they function, and how to create a SSl/TLS certificate using OpenSSL, either self-signed or signed by a CA.

As a disclaimer, getting security wrong is very easy, and I'm not an expert. If your systems handle anything vital such as credit card information, payments, personal information, weapons systems, etc, then hire an expert, use already available services and just use the code provided to you by people that knows what they are doing. This ...

How to work Heartbleed by XKCD

  • Apr