Use mod_ssl to configure Apache keys and certificates

Monday, 16 February 2004, 5:12 PM EST

If you've got an Apache server running and you're going to deploy Web applications that require high-level security such as financial transactions or private messaging, you will want to encrypt most of the traffic and establish key-driven authentication in both directions. At first glance, this job is tough enough (and sufficiently unfamiliar) that you're thinking of outsourcing it.

But you have some formidable resources at your disposal. With Apache's mod_ssl module, you have considerable power over your encryption/authentication implementation. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), in its open protocol form (Transport Layer Security, or TLS), has what you need and, with mod_ssl, you can make it conform to your particular needs.

By Scott Robinson at Builder.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

What IT skills are in demand?

IT security tops the list of skills that teams need most, and one out of five reported having difficulty finding skilled talent for cloud initiatives. Companies are also looking for pros who have skills in network engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and network operations.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //