A piece of data used in public key cryptography that contains identifying information (i.e. email address or web address), a hash of a public key, and a digital signature that authenticates the data in the certificate.

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Can we safely distribute password protected .p12 file?

I have a password protected .pfx file and I would like to know if it safe to share it on GitHub. The intention is to ensure that companies can trust a dll file of the Tweetinvi open source library. ...
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Is EV green extended validation slower than a regular SSL?

How does EV green extended validation SSL certificate affects the speed of my web site (if at all) comparing to a regular SSL? Also, my provider only allow the EV green certificates to be on the root ...
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Replace certificates simultaneously on remote servers?

A third party server sends us signed messages that we verify. When its certificate is about to expire, the third party generates a new key pair and sends us the new certificate. At some point, the ...
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How To Bypass SSL pinning In SPDY protocol?

I have been trying for almost a month to intercept the traffic of an android app the uses SSL pinning. I used Android-SSL-TrustKiller and SSLUnpinning but it did not work.I also decompiled the app and ...
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Root SSL certificates and browser support

I have given three certs to be install on nginx AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt PositiveSSLCA2.crt www_example_com.crt So I concat them into a chained cert cat www_example_com.crt PositiveSSLCA2.crt ...
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Are there technical disadvantages in using free ssl certificates?

Note this question is related, except this one is about free SSL certs. There are providers who are offering totally free entry-level SSL certs (like StartSSL). I was wondering if they are ...
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How important is it to use a large encryption key for SSL certificate?

I'm trying to figure out which size of encryption key should I use for my SSL certificates (2k, 4k?) Is a 2k key "sufficient"? is it crackable...? and if so, is a 4k key not crackable? Also, how ...
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Bidirectional encrypted server to server communication using TLS

I have 2 Windows servers and would like to set up encrypted communication between them using TLS. I've been reading up on TLS and X.509 certificates and I think I have a reasonable plan, but would ...
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SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain [migrated]

Behind a firewall, using chrome, I am able to access a github repository like so: https://github.com/Squirrel/Squirrel.Windows Chrome uses our certificate for this access. If I try to access the same ...
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Who is responsible for revoking a certificate?

The CA issues certificates to clients/servers. Whenever a request is made by the client/server, the certificate is used to verify the identity. Now, if a certificate needs to be revoked then who does ...
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JWT vs. Client Certificates

We have a transaction server that is connected to by different client applications. The requirement is to have a secure means of authentication for client applications to communicate with the ...
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Is it possible to use more than one certificate on the same server at the same time? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use more than one certificate on the same sever at the same time, on the same connection? If I have a certificate from Alice Keys CA and another from Bob Security CA, is it possible ...
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Trying to verify my X509 certificate “could not verify this certificate for unknown reasons”

I have created my own X509 certificate with my own CA. I am able to import the CA certificate into Firefox, but when I try to import the user's certificates I get the following: Could not verify ...
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How to get “Policy: X509v3 Any Policy” in a certificate generated with OpenSSL?

I am trying to generate a certificate through OpenSSL which has the following line X509v3 Certificate Policies: Policy: X509v3 Any Policy But I end up getting X509v3 Certificate Policies: ...
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Securing Internal Mobile REST API

I am planning to create an internal API for mobile devices for a company. They are planning to use this internal mobile app to get data from custom ERP, uploading contract, etc. Thus, it will be ...
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Certificate handling on a small network VPN

Background - I need to set up secure remote access for a small home office. I'm a bit of a noob and haven't needed to handle certificates before. I understand most of the setup but I want to ...
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s/mime edit an existing certificate

We are using an encryption appliance that is capable of creating S/MIME certificates for internal users. The appliance is synchronizing with AD to get the user. When the certificate is created it will ...
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What are the risks of still using a 1024-bit certificate in a private network?

One of our colleagues ran a Qualys scan on an internally used product and found that the product still uses 1024-bit certificates for its modules to communicate with each other. The vendor says that ...
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How would you know a certificate/private key if you extracted it from RAM? Or would you?

Related to, of course, the heartbleed vulnerability, I've been reading the news about the worst case scenario for this attack being the extraction of the SSL private key, because, of course, this ...
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Downloading a new SSL pinned certificate insecure?

I want to make a mobile app secured with SSL pinned. The problem I know I will have is if the certificate expires. My possible solution would be downloading a certificate from my server from time to ...
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Can we restrict cipher suites using server certificate?

Can we restrict cipher suites (such as RC4) using server certificate?
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CA Certificate Lifecycle

I'm planning to implement a new PKI with 2 tiers of CAs. I'll have end entity certificates with a lifetime of up to 5 years. This means my Issuing CA should be valid for 10 years, in order to be able ...
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PKCS #7 Certificate p7f format

I'm looking for information about a .p7f signature file that I need to generate for an old webservice. I don't know a lot about certificates in general, but this particular extension is bothering me. ...
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Key distribution for zeromq [closed]

We're evaluating zeromq for a publisher/subscriber model where the publisher could change after each session. The public keys have to be distributed in advance. It seems that zeromq has its own ...
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Provide subjectAltName to openssl directly on command line

Is it possible to provide a subjectAltName-Extension to the openssl req module directly on the command line? I know it's possible via a openssl.cnf file but that's not really elegant for batch-...
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How do I set up confidentiality on files after download in Microsoft SharePoint

I'm currently working to setup a solution for a SharePoint server. Looking further into the possibilities for confidentiality on files after download I found a dead-end about what is used. My company ...
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what do you do when an ssl certificate expires and your app uses ssl pinning?

I originally posted this question on StackOverflow, but reposted here due to lack of responses. I am trying to decide if it's a good idea to do ssl pinning in my iOS game that uses a server to ...
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Can Passpoint X.509 certificates be used to MITM SSL connections on Passpoint networks?

Passpoint/Hotspot 2.0 public networks like LinkNYC require users to install X.509 certificates, for EAP authentication. Can these certificates be used by the provider to execute man-in-the middle ...
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Vicious circle with certificates - how to trust the server cert?

I have a java app on Android that needs to be able to communicate with a web server over ssl using an client x509 certificate (for encryption negotiation) - the private key is in the java keystore ...
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Manually walking through the signature validation of a certificate

Since I am not too familiar with the Web of Trust and Public Key-Infrastructure I decided to learn about it by following the signing chain of a X.509 certificate issued to CN=*wikipedia.org (Serial ...
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Standard for securing web server to client connections via HTTPS on the local area network

I am trying to set up some kind of secure client to web server connection that takes place entirely on local area networks, but I'm having trouble understanding what the recommended best practice is. ...
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Is keystore file (server.jks), my private key file?

My task is to convert .p7b to .pfx. It would be great, if you could provide me some pointers. Below are the steps I used to generate the .p7b file: I generated a .jks (java keystore) file using ...
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TLSv1: Reason for client not sending client certificate

Our BizTalk installation consists of two load balanced nodes B1 (10.137.10.1) and B2 (10.137.10.2) which process and route incoming SOAP messages. The processing is nothing more than: sending the ...
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Windows Firewall Connection Security with Certificate

I've been fiddling with the Windows firewall configuration of some computers within a VMWare based LAN (no domain). To aid in my testing and debugging, I created a small, self-hosted console ...
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What email addresses are treated as trusted?

Windows Live recently suffered a security incident because they didn't realize that email addresses like administrator@live.fi are considered "trusted": some certificate authorities will consider ...
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Comparison and difference between CAs

While doing some Google searches, I learnt that there are a lot of different Certification Authorities like the Windows role named "Active Directory Certificate Services", the OpenSSL library or the ...
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Isn't HTTPS insecure over a hacked router? [duplicate]

I have heard that a hacker can become a proxy using the router your device is connected to and send his own public key to you instead of you getting the server's public key - which the browser will ...
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IoT Devices and 39 Month TLS Certificate Life

I develop IoT (Internet of Things) devices on small embedded systems, where it is very difficult to update the local certificate once they have been deployed. It really needs to be avoid if it can. ...
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Snapchat tracking over company WiFi. What can they see, save or open?

I sent a snapchat to a coworker during company time. I was not on the work wifi, but now I believe they may have been. What will my employer be able to see from the snapchat that was sent and opened ...
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Prevent and/or detect installation of root certificates on Windows?

I noticed that some applications installed root certificates on my computer. Is it possible to prevent this? Or is there a firewall or such that notifies me?
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How to tell if a SSL cert is 128 bit or 256 bit?

My cert is: Key Length = 2048 Signature algorithm = SHA256 + RSA So is it a 256 bit SSL cert?
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When prompted to add a certificate or profile to connect to a secured WiFi network, how can I tell if it's safe to install it?

Sometimes when I connect to secured WiFi networks on my computer, such as my internet provider's WiFi hotspots around the city, I'm asked to add a certificate to my certificate store. When I'm on my ...
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SSL Server-side certificate on client computer? [closed]

There is a server with WCF client, which periodically initiates communications over internet with many WCF services installed on our clients computers. WCF services and WCF clients are hosted in ...
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Strange CA certificate prompt

My network went down for a minute today, then this window popped up: Can someone here clarify this for me? I was using firefox. I had google, youtube and outlook open. My name isn't even close to ...
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My school is making everyone install a SSL certificate. Will my VPN still work? [duplicate]

My public highschool is having everyone with a non-school rented device install a SSL certificate provided by Securely. Nothing has taken place yet but they threatened that personal laptops without ...
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Which signing key should I use for certifying other peoples public keys: master or subkey?

I have a Master Identity key (which is detached from my daily-use keyring) and both encryption and signing subkeys (all are RSA). I sign documents with the signing subkey: GnuPG selects this key ...
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Why is CAcert not trusted by my browser?

I am fairly new to encryption and SSL. Today I googled a bit (read some atricles about security) and encountered the site https://cacert.org. I clicked it and was surprised. Chrome showed me a "not ...
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How do I clear cached credentials from my Windows Profile?

Windows seems to be saving my credentials for a variety of applications (terminal servers, etc) and I'd like to purge this data. How can I backup and purge this data?
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Is there any technical security reason not to buy the cheapest SSL certificate you can find?

While shopping for a basic SSL cert for my blog, I found that many of the more well-known Certificate Authorities have an entry-level certificate (with less stringent validation of the purchaser's ...