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[EnGarde] Re: SSL,

From: Sergio Bayona <sergio_bayona_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 01:10:00 GMT
To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org


A certificate authority is a trusted third-party organization or company that issues digital certificates used to create digital signatures and public-private key pairs. The role of the CA in this process is to guarantee that the individual granted the unique certificate is, in fact, who he or she claims to be.

Well known CA's have their root certificate already installed in MSIE and NN's root certificate authority database so if your public key has been signed by any of these CA's then the "untrusted" error message won't pop-up.

Sergio

>From: "Marcus Redivo" <mredivo@binarytool.com>
>Reply-To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org
>To: <engarde-users@engardelinux.org>
>Subject: [EnGarde] Re: SSL,
>Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 17:00:59 -0700
>
>Steven J. Daniels wrote:
>
> >I want to get rid of the dam error message when clients check mail in
> >Outlook
> >saying...
> >
> >"The server you are connecting to is using a certificate that could not
>be
> > verified. Do you wish to continue using this server?"
>
>When I had this problem, I fixed it by making sure that the Common Name on
>the
>certificate I was using was the same as the name that Outlook was
>configured
>to pop mail from; ie "mail.binarytool.com" in my case.
>
>I'm not sure I understand the distinction between "self signed" and "CA
>signed". I created a Certificate Authority certificate for myself, and used
>that to sign the certificate I used for pop. Is that the same as "self
>signed", or is that different?
>
>Anyway, I no longer get the annoying message in Outlook.
>
>Marcus Redivo
>
>The Binary Tool Foundry
>PO Box 2087 Stn Main
>Sidney BC V8L 3S3 Canada
>mailto:mredivo@binarytool.com
>http://www.binarytool.com
>
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