[CentOS] https

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 12:40:36 EDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Patrick Lists
<centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 09/16/2010 05:53 PM, Kevin Thorpe wrote:
>>    On 16/09/2010 16:45, Jerry Geis wrote:
>>> hi all,
>>>
>>> I wish to just have secure browsing for my application.
>>> no credit cards or anything like that just secure browser usage is the goal.
>>>
>>> I can self sign a certificate (I already have) on my servers but for
>>> "anyone" accessing the server
>>> you see this "nasty" message about "untrusted sight " and all that.
>>> This will all be intranet type usage for the server.
>>>
>>> What is the best method to not see that "untrusted sight" and have the
>>> certificate load without
>>> and exception?
>> Sorry, but you need to buy a certificate. It needs to be signed by an
>> authority which already
>> has a master certificate in the end user's browser. We use Thawte but
>> there are cheaper
>> options such as<cough>  GoDaddy who offer them for less than GBP 10.
>
> Or you make sure that all browsers of the users on your Intranet have
> imported the CA certificate that signed the webservers certificate. I'm
> afraid I don't know how to do that automagically.
>
> Regards,
> Patrick

This is the road to madness unless you have a huge corporation with a
dedicated PKI team.  Just pay the money to get your certificate
signed.  The amount of time it takes to do and manage it on your own
is far more expensive.


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