A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is the request file to be sent to a Certification Authority (CA) when requesting an SSL certificate. The CSR is created along with the public/private key pair and contains the public key. Examples are provided below on how to generate a CSR, and take note that the … [Read more...] about What is a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?
Question: What is a code signing certificate? Answer: A code signing cert is an X509 certificate specifically used to sign code, software, executables, and scripts. Unlike an SSL Certificate used to protect data transmitted to and from a server which also identifies a server, and also unlike a … [Read more...] about Code Signing Certificate – Comparison and Usage
Question: What are DV certificates? Answer: Domain Validated (DV) certificates are SSL certificates that undergo validation on the domain and not on the Organization or extended validation. The cryptographic strength and security of a DV certificate are generally no different than an OV or EV SSL … [Read more...] about DV Certificates – What are Domain Validated SSL Certificates?
Question: What are SSL certificates? Answer: An SSL certificate is a file containing data about an organization or some entity along with a cryptographically secure public key. The SSL certificate is the centerpiece for providing secure transactions between a client and server by containing the … [Read more...] about What are SSL certificates? Why you need SSL.
A pkcs12 keystore is commonly used for both S/MIME User Certificates and SSL/TLS Server Certificates. The keystore may contain both private keys and their corresponding certificates with or without a complete chain. The keystore’s purpose is to store the credential of an identity, being a person, … [Read more...] about pkcs12
Use the openssl genrsa command to generate an RSA private key. The generated RSA private key can be customized by specifying the cipher algorithm and key size. Prime numbers are used in generating the RSA private key. During generation the following symbols will be outputted demonstrating the … [Read more...] about openssl genrsa – Generate RSA keys with OpenSSL
Question: What is an OV certificate? Answer: Organization Validated (OV) certificates are SSL certificates that undergo validation on the Organization rather than the domain. OV is not as extensive as Extended Validation (EV) but is more extensive than Domain Validation (DV). The cryptographic … [Read more...] about OV Certificate – What is an Organization Validated Certificate?