In a client-server model, the server serves services to the client.

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Certificate Chain checking

I have a very specific question. A client verifies a sever by taking the certificate and checking specific values and that the digital signature of the intermediate CA is correct (According to the ...
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Why would the BBC web site always ask for a personal certificate, and how do I avoid giving it away?

After installing a CAcert personal certificate, every time I land on the BBC weather site it asks me to identify myself with a certificate. Why would any non-malicious web site do that unless I've ...
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Is it worth the effort to store FTP passwords encrypted?

I have a project to build a system that needs to push files to multiple third-party FTP servers. I have asked these third parties to provide a more secure interface; all have declined. So now I have ...
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Generate openSSL certificates from within C code using commands?

This is an openSSL command for generating a private key and a certificate, openssl req -out CSR.csr -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout privateKey.key The question I have is whether there is some ...
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Client authentication vs. user authentication

I am currently looking into authentication protocols which work well with REST API, in java. There is something fundamental I don't understand: I read a lot of material about OAuth protocol, SSL, ...