Portecle: Advanced Keystore Creation and Manipulation Tool

Portecle is a user friendly GUI application for creating, managing and examining keystores, keys, certificates, certificate requests, certificate revocation lists and more. The scenario for using such a tool is if a server system lacks the capability of generating a CSR keypair on its own. Another Senario would be if large networks of multiple server […]

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Troubleshooting: Unsecured or Mixed Content – “Your connection to this site is not fully secure”

Mixed Content warnings happen with all certificates now regardless of certificate type.  The most drastic loss in functionality though is EV certificates. Even though an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate may have been installed in https (The channel of the website that performs encryption) on a website some browsers may require that the entire site, all resources, […]

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Troubleshooting: Missing Private key in Windows Servers

Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. This is because your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. With Microsoft systems the private key is hidden away and will […]

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How to create a MMC Snap-In for troubleshooting certificates.

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is the management console that is used to configure, manipulate, create, and fix services on a windows system in the back end that you probably wont be able to do with any front end application. It is used heavily to troubleshoot matters related to SSL certificates on Windows systems. Open up a MMC snap […]

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Windows Server IIS/Exchange – Intermediate Installation

You have successfully installed your SSL Certificate on a windows server system although you might be having some trust issues on certain browsers or applications are not fully trusting your SSL Certificate. This may be due to a lack of an intermediate CA certificate file that helps Chain the Trust to your clients browsers or systems. […]

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