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How to create a private certificate for connecting to a website

apache,ssl,privatekey,digital-certificate,self-signed
My apologies if this is a duplicate, I may just not be using the correct terminology in my queries to find what I am looking for. I have a vendor that sent me a certificate to install in my browser so that we can access their website. We cannot get...

BouncyCastle - Generate certificate file that MS Windows understands

java,windows,x509certificate,bouncycastle,digital-certificate
I'm using Java and BouncyCastle to generate a CA certificate, the CA issues several user Certificates, these Certificates are stored on a Data Base with their private key. How can I generate a certificate file that can be installed by Windows in which the operating system recognizes the private key...

Error when using signedCms with smartcard certificate

c#,asp.net,iis,digital-certificate
I'm sending the smart card certificate from the user store into the constructor for CmsSigner to sign PKCS encryption using a smart card. And i get an error saying "Provider could not perform the action since the context was acquired as silent." in web Application in IIS 7.5. This is...

Why certificate is not a secret in SSL authentication

authentication,ssl,digital-certificate
I'm reading about certificate-based authentication in SSL, and got a question about this process. (picture is taken from above link) Question is: why server.cer and client.cer are not secrets. In this diagram, it seems that communication hasn't been encrypted when certs got exchanged, does this mean both certificates are exposed...

PEM_read_X509 not reading entire certifcate

c++,ssl,openssl,digital-certificate
I am using PEM_read_X509 API to read a certificate. The certificate file contains 2 set of certificate contents, -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- ****<certificate content>**** -----END CERTIFICATE----- -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- *****<certificate content>**** -----END CERTIFICATE----- The issue is PEM_read_X509 read only first cert and not reading the second certificate. I think the API will stop...

Getting SSLHandshakeException in java

java,eclipse,ssl,https,digital-certificate
I ma getting SSL Hand Shake error in eclipse while calling https restful web service from simple java stub but, can access this URL from browser after importing Client Digital Certificate to browser which was shared by service provider. Hiding End point URL for security purpose. Please help me, i...