SSL – part 2 – Self-Signed Certificates

Introduction In the first part, a lot of basic concepts of certificates where explored like the differences between private and public keys and the overall mechanic of SSL. In this part, the idea is to explain how a self-signed certificate works and the drawbacks. To explore this example I'll be using IIS (Internet Information Services). … Continue reading SSL – part 2 – Self-Signed Certificates

SSL – part 1 – How SSL Works?

Introduction My goal with this series was to explain how SSL works and the basics you need to know to setup a server and certificates correctly. I won't try to dig deeper on the algorithms, but more on the high level message exchange between client and server. I think most developers are more or less … Continue reading SSL – part 1 – How SSL Works?