Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Installation Checker

The Digicert Certificate Utility – Certificate Installation Checker allows you to perform an SSL handshake with a local or remote SSL socket (https, pop3s, imaps, ldaps, etc.) and then show you what certificate, and chain that is currently bound to that application returning to its clients. This is useful for troubleshooting intermediate certificate issues, errors with certificates on websites, figuring out what certificates are bound to websites/applications/IP’s,  etc.. for both Internal and External Networks.  To download the Digicert Certificate utility for Windows perform the following. Downloading and Installing The Digicert Certificate Utility. On your Windows server or workstation, download and save the Digicert Certificate Utility for Windows executable (DigiCertUtil.exe). Run the Digicert Certificate Utility for Windows by Double-click DigiCertUtil. Congrats […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Export Instructions. (pfx or pem format)

Depending on the circumstance you may need to export your SSL Certificate to wherever else it is needed. The Digicert Certificate Utility allows you to export an SSL Certificate with its private key that has been generated from it from the following formats pfx or pem. This comes in handly with large typologies where not all server systems, firewalls, applications, etc.. handle Certificate keypair encryption the same way. So in a situation where you need to have you SSL Certificate Installed on both a Windows or an Apache system you can export the certificate off the Utility in either compatible format. Below are instructions on how to export your SSL Certificate Installed in the Digicert Certificate Utility in either pfx […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – CSR Generation & SSL Installation

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application the public key. From there they scrabble and authentication communication. That’s about it. The struggles with Encryption, and SSL certificates is associated with the systems/applications that use them. Different applications from different venders tend to want things their own way, in certain formats, extensions, files, etc.. Key features of the Digicert Certificate Utility that can help with the SSL Management  are.. SSL Certificate: Install certificates […]

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Symantec/Digicert- Google Reissue You May Have to Reissue Your SSL Certificate.

You May Have to Reissue Your Certificate!! Since announcing the acquisition, DigiCert has actively engaged with the security community to explore paths that address browser concerns about Symantec/Geotrust/Thawte/Rapidssl-issued certificates while balancing the SSL/TLS implementations currently deployed.  Symantec-issued certificates impacted by browser timelines will need to be replaced to bring them under the new Digicert platform. These will be replaced at no cost to all certificates issued prior to December 1st 2017, and Digicert will work to ensure a smooth process. Many customers have already received information on certificate replacement, and more information will be forthcoming for affected parties. Acmetek requests that all clients/users of the SSL Partner Center to perform these reissues as soon as possible to avoid warning messages […]

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Thawte Intermediate CAs – SSL 123

Thawte SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Thawte intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Thawte certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or […]

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WAMP Server (Wampserver) – SSL Installation

WAMP Server (Wampserver) is built off apache, 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. Note: Locations may vary in different installations of Wampserver. Since Wampserver is built off Apache the instructions below are generalized. Apache is a very customizable […]

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Checkpoint VPN – CSR Generation & SSL Installation Guide.

Checkpoint is a unique VPN gateway appliance. Typically CSR generation and SSL Installation are independent from one another, but Checkpoint desires to have both Root and Intermediate CA installed on the system before CSR generation can occur. So up front you will have to ask or consult your CA vender for these two certificate files before you generate your CSR for the enrollment of a SSL/TLS Certificate. Checkpoint is an apache based system so you will need x509/pem versions of your Root, Intermediate, and SSL Certificate. To prepare your Checkpoint VPN, Generate a CSR, and install your SSL Certificate on Checkpoint perform the steps below: Step 1: Creating your Intermediate/Root CA certificates: Getting your Root and Intermediate CA will vary […]

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What Certificate Authorities Do & How Their SSL Certificate Security is Enforced.

  There has been a lot of misleading information flying around within the security industry and various tech blogs regarding Certificate Authorities (CA), Security, and the function of SSL Certificates. Lots of finger pointing with no foundation of knowledge on who does what. The confusion is how encryption keypairs work, controlled, and managed, vs what Certificate Authorities (CA) actually do when they issue their different certificate products, and how browsers enforce the security behind SSL Certificates. Security is not all in the hands of the Certificate Authorities (CA). It all started with a CA named VeriSign. What/Who Are The Certificate Authorities? VeriSign headquartered in Virginia became one of the world’s first and biggest CA, providing third party authentication of public […]

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What Do The Details of a Digital Certificate Mean?

There is a lot of information that gets added to a digital certificate. The information within these fields under the details of a digital certificate state the parameters from its issuance. Some of these fields are just informational, but sometimes an application can be built around these specific fields. With the standards of the security industry always changing these attributes may change at anytime to comply with CAB Forum requirements. To see the details of a digital certificate just click on the Details tab. Below is a brief run down of each field displayed on a Digital certificate and what them mean. Version: This field describes the version of the encoded certificate. For SSL certificates, the x509 version is 3 […]

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Mitel MiCollab MSL Server – SSL Installation

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 Mitel MiCollab perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server type during enrollment and selected Other you will receive a x509/.cer/.crt/.pem version of your certificate within the email. Alternately you can access your Certificate User Portal by the supplied link in the […]

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