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HOWTO setup and use OpenSSL local CA capabilities

Some weeks ago, to debug one of my programs, I needed my certification authority to produce my certificates, because self-signed certificates cannot be used anymore. After some days of investigations, I tracked down the process of setting up a local certification authority to produce all needed certificates using OpenSSL.exe (included in the library package) using the included OpenSSL.cfg. step 1 – create the needed folder-tree … Continue reading HOWTO setup and use OpenSSL local CA capabilities »

OpenSSL: some useful notes about

updated to 04/03/2024 Introduction OpenSSL is a widely used library that handles network connection security by SSL/TLS. One of its problems is that the official documentation is frequently incomplete, spread across the net, and quite far away from beginners. General Basics Usually, OpenSSL offers 2 different connection SSL/TLS types: simple, with no certificate handling. authenticated, with certificate handling. Usually, we are working with the second … Continue reading OpenSSL: some useful notes about »