SSL

SSL / TLS is a protocol that provides secure data transfer. If supported by two endpoints of the connection, almost any other protocol can be transmitted via SSL. An important feature of SSL is its signature. The keys can be signed and authenticated. Software vendors (such as browsers) embed embedded browsers into a list of the signatories they recognize, which are automatically accepted by the [...]

SSL certificates and Server Name Indication (SNI) support

What is the SNI? SNI is the abbreviation for Server Name Indication. An extension of the TLS protocol that allows servers to use multiple SSL certificates at an IP address. In practical terms, this means: the number of available IPv4 addresses is constantly decreasing, so with the SNIs currently used, the servers can be used more efficiently. in most cases, you do not need to use a [...]

Convert SSL Certificate

Different platforms and devices require SSL certificates to be converted to different formats. For example, a Windows server exports and imports .pfx files while an Apache server uses individual PEM (.crt, .cer) files. For more information about the different SSL certificate types and how you can convert certificates on your computer using OpenSSL, see below. PEM Format The PEM format is the most common format [...]

How to generate a private key and CSR on the Microsoft Windows system?

In order to be able to obtain the private key required to use the SSL certificate and later use Microsoft Windows, and the CSR must install the OpenSSL binary. After installation, we will be able to create the certificate signing request and the associated private key. There are several options for creating a private key and its associated CSR file: How to generate a private key and [...]

How to generate a private key and CSR from the Linux command line?

To issue a certificate, you need a certificate signing request, briefly a CSR file. Based on the data provided in the CSR file, the certificate issuer will issue the certificate that can later be used, among other things, to secure websites.The certificate signature request and associated private key can be generated at any time by a command line. When generating a CSR file, a private [...]

When is HTTPS recommended?

If you are requesting your visitors to provide sensitive information on your website: In case of login pages subscribing to newsletters or submitting orders In case of Facebook applications, since Facebook only accepts content from secure web sites. If the website contains a datasheet where we request personal information from the visitorGoogle Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers alert visitors if the connection does not have [...]

How to Setup WordPress to Use SSL and HTTPS

If you are starting a new site and/or want to use HTTPS everywhere on your site, then you need to update your site URL. You can do this by going to Settings -> General and updating your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) address fields.Now if you’re adding SSL to your existing site, then you need to setup WordPress SSL redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. You can do this by adding the [...]

How to redirect my site from HTTP to HTTPS?

Redirect All Web Traffic To force all web traffic to use HTTPS insert the following lines of code in the .htaccess file in your website's root folder. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/[0-9]+\..+\.cpaneldcv$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/pki-validation/[A-F0-9]{32}\.txt(?:\ Comodo\ DCV)?$ RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] Be sure to replace www.example.comwith your actual domain name. Redirect Only Specified Domain To force a specific domain to use HTTPS, use [...]

How to redirect my Joomla! site HTTP to HTTPS?

Checklist for your set up To get SSL Certificate enabled for your Joomla site, you should have these followings in advance. SSL Certificate, which has been installed successfully on your server. You can learn about how to get SSL Certificate HERE.Your dedicated IP Address, which is unique for one SSL Certificate. Enable Force SSL in your Joomla site Configure your configuration.php file Open your configuration.php [...]

How to generate a private key and CSR file with cPanel?

To issue a certificate, you need a certificate signing request, briefly a CSR file. Based on the data provided in the CSR file, the certificate issuer will issue the certificate that can later be used, among other things, to secure websites. The certificate signing request can be made on the cPanel interface before the certificate is ordered. When generating a CSR file, a private key [...]
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