Tagged: openssl

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Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) Generator For Linux, Windows, Java, PHP, C#, Javascript, Python

Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is pseudo random string which consist of 32 letters, numbers (0-9) and 4 hyphens to separate letters. These letters are randomly generated. In probability theory this value is unique and can be used as secret and session cookie etc. Example GUID Following line provides a GUID....

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What Is OpenSSL Library?

OpenSSL is most popular open source cryptography library which provides a lot of tools, libraries, algorithms about cryptography. It is mostly known with Secure Socket Layers (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. Supported Encryption Algorithms Encryption is used to make given data unreadable by the intruders. It is mainly...

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How To Read RSA, X509, PKCS12 Certificates with OpenSSL?

OpenSSL provides read different type of certificate and encoding formats. OpenSSL supports certificate formats like RSA, X509, PCKS12 etc. We will look how to read these certificate formats with OpenSSL. Read RSA Private Key RSA is popular format use to create asymmetric key pairs those named public and private key....

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How To Create Self Signed Root Certificate with OpenSSL

OpenSSL provides cryptographic libraries and features. We can use OpenSSL from reading DER files to generate random numbers. But one of the most used feature is creating a Self Signed Certificate. , Self Signed Certificate X509 is the certificate standard used in internet and corporate today. X509 certificates are designed...

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How To Convert DER To PEM and PEM to DER Certificate Format with OpenSSL?

DER and PEM are formats used in X509 and other certificates to store Public, Private Keys and other related information. OpenSSL provides a lot of features for manipulating PEM and DER certificates. We can use OpenSSL to convert DER to PEM format and vice versa. Convert DER Format To PEM...

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How To Determine and Print OpenSSL Version?

OpenSSL is very long running project which have passed a lot of versions. Newer versions provides more features, bug fixes and security patches. For example in year 2014 a serious security hole Heart Bleed discovered in OpenSSL versions and affected OpenSSL libraries are defined as versions.Following versions was vulnerable to...

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How To Install and Use OpenSSL Library In Python Applications?

OpenSSL is popular security library used by a lot of products, applications, vendors. OpenSSL provides libraries for the most of the programming languages. Python is popular programming language too. We can use OpenSSL library in Python applications. In this tutorial we will develop an example application that uses OpenSSL Python...

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How To Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) with OpenSSL?

OpenSSL provides different features about security and certificates. Public and Private Key cryptography also supported by OpenSSL. Websites, Firewalls and other applications uses Certificates in order to encrypt their network traffic or authenticate each other. In this tutorial we will look how to create Certificate Signing Request. Generate RSA Key...

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