Web Browsers Now Marking HTTP sites “Not Secure”

Web Browsers have now started marking HTTP sites as  ‘Not Secure’ with release of Chrome 68+. For the past several years, Google strongly advising webmasters (sites) to adopting HTTPS encryption. Google said that within the last year, they helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Lately at SSL Support Desk – Acmetek we have been getting a lot of clients coming across a “Not secure” message on their website even after installing an SSL Certificate.  Causes: Now with Chrome demanding that everything be in https admins must forward all traffic on websites to https. Non https encryption sessions will show the “Not Secure” message within a Chrome […]

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JBoss HTTP Server – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. JBoss HTTP Server (Apache) is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on JBoss HTTP Server  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out <private key file […]

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How to move SSL Certificate from Apache to Titan FTP

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache to Titan FTP Apache  systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding your SSL Certificate, its Private key, and Intermediate CA file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – SSL Installation

Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate On Apache SSL perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on Apache (OpenSSL/Nginx/ModSSL)  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out privatekeyfilename.key 2048 […]

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