Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) – SSL Guide

Cisco Wireless Lan Controller (WLC) is a very complex system with unconventional implementation of its keypairs for encryption. CSR creation and certificate installation may vary as your custom environment system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “Openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR and used to perform conversions. This utility comes with […]

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Java Code Signing Certificate Guide

Java Code Signing Certificate Instructions. Getting a Java Code Signing is more of a manual process compared to Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing. Java Code Signing is used for signing  Java applications for desktops, digitally sign .jar files and Netscape Object Signing. Recognized by Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The following instructions are a supplemental guide into generating and […]

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Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing Certificate Guide

Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing Instructions: Enrollment for Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is a fairly simple process unlike Java Code signing. But there are some steps that need to be explained and remembered in order to have a successful enrollment, and certificate pickup. Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is used to Digitally sign 32-bit or 64-bit user-mode […]

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Digital Server Certificate Overview

Quick overview of the importance of a Digital Server Certificate it affects and why. Lets start off by asking some questions and then answering them.. What is a Digital Server Certificate? What is its purpose of a server certificate. Why does my website need a Digital Server Certificate? What happens if you do not have […]

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Troubleshooting: “Cannot find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file.”

In Windows IIS, and Exchange systems you may receive the following error message when attempting the installation of a digital certificate. “The pending certificate request for this response file was not found. This request may be canceled. You cannot install selected response certificate using this Wizard.” Or “Cannot Find the certificate request that is associated with […]

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What is Certificate Transparency?

Google’s Certificate Transparency is an open source project that aims to strengthen the SSL/TLS certificate system, which is the main cryptographic security system that underlies all HTTPS secure connections. It is a extra tier of certificate security that forms a Security Triad to ensure that clients navigating the internet are safe and secure in regards to […]

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Clearing Confusion – TLS & SSL certificates are the same thing.

The term SSL certificate has been used for the purposes of marketing since the creation of the digital certificates.  SSL just like TLS are actually protocols that utilize a digital certificates keypair. A digital certificate keypair by itself  is  nothing more than a place holder of 2048 bits or greater and is needed in order to […]

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Office 365 – SSL Installation

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will […]

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Office 365 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Office 365 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The […]

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What is a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

A Certificate Signing Request or CSR is a specially formatted underdeveloped public key that is used for enrollment of an SSL Certificate. The information on this CSR is important for a Certificate Authority (CA). It is needed to validate the information required to issue a SSL Certificate. The public key (CSR) is freely given away […]

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