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Step by step tutorials showing you how to install and configure various applications and services on Debian based Linux distros.


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Create your private certificate authority (CA)

Creating a private CA can be useful if you have a lot of services encrypting data for internal use but don’t need the domain to be verified by a public CA like Verisign, Thawte etc. By importing the CA to all computers that will use these services users won’t get the a popup in IE and Firefox saying that the certificate is [...]

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Request and install SSL using Apache2 and OpenSSL

First we’ll need to create a certificate signing request (CSR) containing the certificate application info and a private key. Make sure you don’t expose you’re private key (test.com.key) to the public or the safety of the encrypted information could be compromised. mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl cd /etc/apache2/ssl openssl req [...]

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