Free Verisign certificates

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Are you currently using encryption for your email client
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Total Votes : 14

Author: Mr. PeabodyLocation: behind you... PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Free Verisign certificates
Verisign is giving away free certificates that expire after 60 days. I'd recommend getting one for all your email accounts. These also encrypt your information in the new version of AOL instant messenger.

Author: bsdjunkie PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:08 pm    Post subject:
[edit] I posted the steps below b4 I learned this was for web browsers, not servers..

Whats the point in getting certificates if they expire in 60 days?
You can roll your own for playing with that last forever.

# openssl genrsa -out /etc/ssl/private/server.key 1024
# openssl req -new -key /etc/ssl/private/server.key -out /etc/ssl/private/server.csr
# openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in /etc/ssl/private/server.csr \
       -signkey /etc/ssl/private/server.key -out /etc/ssl/server.crt


Author: dustrho PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:19 pm    Post subject:
Sadly, I had to choose "no."

Author: NetworkguyLocation: UK PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject:
Well I answered yes but I am going to add to.

The company I work for is actually a root certificate authority so I get ever lasting certs when I need them by logging on and creating one.


I can't use them on my main work email as our stupid mail sweeper is set up to block anything it can't read Rolling Eyes

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