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 Creating Your Own CA

On Lamp tells us about becoming our own Certificate Authority.

"Well-known Certificate Authorities (such as Thawte and VeriSign) exist to serve as authoritative, trusted third-parties for authentication. They are in the business of signing SSL certificates that are used on sites that deal with sensitive information (like account numbers or passwords). If a site's SSL certificate is signed by a trusted authority, then presumably it is possible to verify the identity of a server supplying that certificate's credentials."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 11, 2003 )

  


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