Sunday, June 9, 2019

Deploying a Certificate, from XCA

There are scenarios that require you to implement your own private Certificate Authority (CA), such as VPNs, internal web servers, or lient authentication to web servers.

This is the fourth article in a four part series, that explains how to generate a Root Certificate, Client Certificates and Server Certificates, for authentication. In this article, you will learn how to use a tool called XCA to export the client certificate that was created earlier in this series.

Assumptions

  • Download XCA from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xca/
  • Install XCA (Admin Privilege Required)
  • Create a Root Certificate, using XCA
  • Create an Intermediary Certificate, signed with Root Certificate
  • Create a Client Certificate, signed by the Intermediary Certificate

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Creating a Server Certificate, using XCA

There are scenarios that require you to implement your own private Certificate Authority (CA), such as VPNs, internal web servers, or client authentication to web servers.

This is the third article in a four part series, that explains how to generate a Root Certificate, Client Certificates and Server Certificates, for authentication. In this article, you will learn how to use a tool called XCA to create the Server Certificate, signed using an Intermediate Root Certificate that was created earlier in this series.

Assumptions

  • Download XCA from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xca/
  • Install XCA (Admin Privilege Required)
  • Create a Root Certificate, using XCA
  • Create an Intermediary Certificate, signed with Root Certificate.

Creating a Client Certificate, using XCA

There are scenarios that require you to implement your own private Certificate Authority (CA), such as VPNs, internal web servers, or client authentication to web servers.

This is the second article in a four part series, that explains how to generate a Root Certificate, Client Certificates and Server Certificates, for authentication. In this article, you will learn how to use a tool called XCA to create the Client Certificate, signed using an Intermediate Root Certificate from the previous article in this series.

Assumptions

  • Download XCA from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xca/
  • Install XCA (Admin Privilege Required)
  • Create a Root Certificate, using XCA
  • Create an Intermediary Certificate, signed with Root Certificate.