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SSL Support with Certificate Authority Files

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This post presents Certificate Authority files that are used to negotiate a secure HTTP connection with a web site supporting SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is an HTTP connectivity standard for establishing secured connections between web applications and the browser. SSL is commonly used to allow the safe exchange of sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and other data. Since SSL is a security protocol, it means data is encrypted using algorithms that employ encryption schemes. Sometimes these algorithms go out of favor and are then replaced by others that are more secure. This post goes over some of the steps that are needed to update the server when that occurs.
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October 28th, 2014 at 11:53 am