SSL Connection Help Needed

SSL Connection Help Needed

Postby ASasek » Tue 07 Mar 2006 04:24

I am trying to connect securely to a remote database using SSL. After looking at the documentation I see that I need to have the location of three files - the Authority Certificate, the Client Certificate and the Client's Private Key.

Can someone correct me if I am wrong with this... I think that the Authority Certificate is located on the remote Server, and that the Client Certificate and the Client Private Key are located on my computer.

My website has a shared SSL certificate, so do I just have to find out the location of the Authority Certificate? Then do I have to use Open SSL to generate my own Client Certificate and Private Key, and store them on my computer?

If I am missing something here, could you please let me know...?

Thanks!
-ASasek
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Postby Serious » Tue 07 Mar 2006 15:22

Certificate Authority certificate must be available on both client and server machines.
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Postby ASasek » Tue 07 Mar 2006 18:55

My website has a shared SSL Certificate... Do I just get a copy of the Certificate on the remote computer and bring it back to my local computer?

Then can I just generate my own Client Certificate and Private Key and have my code point to all of them on my local machine?
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Postby Serious » Thu 09 Mar 2006 13:17

You're right.
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