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by: Bernard Teo

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Wed 13 Jul 2005

WebMon and SSL

Category : Technology/WebMonSSL.txt

I'm now able to get WebMon to set up SSL on the server with one click of the button. It now uses a test cert, which WebMon also generates.

The idea is that you can use the test cert to test that you can serve web pages on port 443 and that they're encrypted (the lock shows on the browser), and that you can still continue to use port 80.

And then you can use WebMon to generate a certificate request and get a real cert from a proper issuing authority, which you can stick in place of the test cert. (This should probably get done by tomorrow.)

But the thing I'm interested in finding out is, if you have a legal properly verified cert, can you turn around and be your own certification authority, and issue certificates to each of your own employees, which they could use to sign, encrypt their mail, and prove that they are who they say they are?

I think it's very do-able technically. I already have all the pieces, but whether it will work or not, I will only know when I try putting it all together.

The bonus, when you get a properly verified cert, is that you can use the same cert for your mail server. I can make a change to Postfix Enabler so that it'll be able to share the cert with the web server. Actually, I'm already doing that with our own server. Things are starting to come together.

Posted at 4:55PM UTC | permalink

Postfix Enabler 1.1.6 and OS X Tiger 10.4.2

Category : Technology/Tiger10_4_2.txt

We did a test when 10.4.2 came out. It looks OK and everything still runs fine. I may be speaking too soon (I hope not) but I think it's okay to upgrade to 10.4.2 if you're running Postfix Enabler for Tiger 1.1.6.

Okay, hope to see Xcode 2.2 next because 2.1 is still pretty buggy.

Posted at 4:27PM UTC | permalink

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