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What Is SSL Certificate CN (Common Name) and Usage?

Common Name or CN is generally used in SSL Certificates. CN is used to define the server name which will be used for secure SSL connection. Generally this SSL certificate used to secure connection between a HTTP/S server and client browser like Chrome, Explorer, Firefox. Common Name (CN) Common Name is used to specify the host or server identity. When a client try to connect to a remote server like...

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How To Use Curl with HTTPS Protocol and URLS?

Curl is a command line tool and library which implements protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP etc. Curl also supports HTTPS protocol which is secure version of the HTTP. Using curl may create some problems. We will examine how to solve these curl HTTPS related problems. Install Curl We will start with the installation of the curl tool with the following command. Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali:

Fedora, CentOS, RHEL:

SSL/TLS...

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OpenPGP Mail Encryption and Related Tools For Linux, Windows

OpenPGP is a email encryption standard used by a lot of people. This standard is defined by OpenPGP Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The standard is proposed with RFC 4880 . The OpenPGP is derived from PGP software which is created by Phil Zimmermann. OpenPGP Windows Tools Gpg4win Gpg4win is popular and actively developed software for mail privacy and secrecy. Its current version is 3 and...

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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 used for confidentiality. OpenSSL supports following algorithms. RSA DSA AES DES 3DES Supported Hash Algorithms Hashing is used to create...

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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. We can use rsa verb to read RSA private key with the following command.

We can see that the first...

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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 to create a tree like trust hierarchy between X509 certificates. For example Google is a trusted entity and poftut.com is another...

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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 Format For RSA Key We may have an RSA Key in DER format and we want to convert it into...

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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 Now we assume we do not have any Public and Private Key pair. If we have Public and Private key...

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How To Verify Certificate Chain with OpenSSL?

X509 certificates provides the authenticity of provided certificates in a chained manner. Internet world generally uses certificate chains to create and use some flexibility for trust. But this may create some complexity for the system, network administrators and security guys. In this tutorial we will look how to verify a certificate chain. X509 Certificate X509 certificates are very popular on the internet. They are used to verify trust between entities....

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OpenSSL Shell Commands Tutorial with Examples

OpenSSL is free security protocols and implementation library provided by Free Software community. OpenSSL libraries are used by a lot of enterprises in their systems and products. OpenSSL libraries and algorithms can be used with openssl command. In this tutorial we will look different use cases for openssl command. Private Key Private keys should kept secret. Private keys generally used to decrypt data. Public Key Public keys are provided every one and...

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