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Testing a Certificate

Kyle D. Harris
Regular Advisor

Testing a Certificate

http://ftp.u-strasbg.fr/linux/distributions/redhat/current/en/doc/RH-DOCS/rhl-cg-en-9/s1-secureserver-selfsigned.html

hello, i followed the steps in the above link in creating a key and certificate. After rebooting the server and successfully restarting the services I'm not sure how to test the certificate. Any help is appreciated.

Kyle
3 REPLIES
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Testing a Certificate

Hi Kyle,

Just follow once again the link :

http://ftp.u-strasbg.fr/linux/distributions/redhat/current/en/doc/RH-DOCS/rhl-cg-en-9/s1-secureserver-installcert.html

In fact, you just have to connect to https://www.yoursite.com (notice s in https) from a remote machine, conecting means that you'll have successfully installed your certificate.

If you connect from a windows box, you can select in explorer options. internet option /security parameters to be asked before accepting a certificate.

You can do the same in Mozilla from edit preferences security and certificates (always ask).

So you'll be able to see your certificate and be prompted to accept it or not.

hth

J
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Kyle D. Harris
Regular Advisor

Re: Testing a Certificate

One of my servers worked. what if i get a page unable to display? Then it didn't work?
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Testing a Certificate

If it worked before your cetificate, then it didn't work. Re-try to create the certificate on this machine...
J
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