Apache 2 with SSL/TLS: step-by-step, part 1

Wednesday, 19 January 2005, 9:11 AM EST

This article begins a series of three articles dedicated to configuring Apache 2.0 with SSL/TLS support in order to ensure maximum security and optimal performance of the SSL communication. This article, part one, introduces key aspects of SSL/TLS and then shows how to install and configure Apache 2.0 with support for these protocols. The second part discusses the configuration of mod_ssl, and then addresses issues with web server authentication. The second article also shows how to create web server's SSL certificate. The third and final article in this series discusses client authentication and some typical configuration mistakes made by administrators that may decrease the security level of any SSL communication.

By Artur Maj at SecurityFocus.

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