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From "J. Greenlees" <li...@jaqui-greenlees.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSl question
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:01:02 GMT
Nilesh Govindrajan wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 September 2008 09:04:55 pm manning allan wrote:
>   
>> I have apache set up on my home PC. I handle many domains, many of which
>> are websites located on Tripod or Geocities, and I am just effectively
>> forwarding the name to the current location.
>>
>> I have edited my http.conf to direct the various domain names to various
>> folders in my httdocs folder, where they are then redirected (and set to
>> only show the original address in the bar).
>>
>>
>>
>> My question is, I have a site I am working on that will be a secured site.
>> It is currently on a secured server, but my home PC is not. I need to show
>> my employer a fully functional website before they will release the funds
>> to rent my own server and set it up for SSL. Can I set up my home PC to
>> receive the https://www.domain.com <https://www.domain.com/>  and then
>> redirect it to the secured server, without making all of my other domains
>> require the https?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>> Allan Manning
>>
>> MIS
>>
>> Employee Health & Safety Rep (certified)
>>
>> TG Minto Corporation
>>
>> 300 Toronto St.
>>
>> Palmerston, Ont.,
>>
>> N0G 2P0
>>
>> (519) 417-2249 Direct Line
>>
>> (519) 343-2800 Ext.2249
>>
>> (519) 343-3200 Fax
>>
>> TG VoIP 676-2249
>>     
>
> Yes you can, but you need a SSL certificate for that. Well, you can generate 
> one signed by yourself using genkey command (crypto-utils package) but the 
> browser will warn the user about the self-signed certificate.
>   
also, Firefox 3 gets nasty about adding a self signed cert.
Aparently the Firefox developers hate self signed certs and have made it 
harder to get one installed into the browser's list.
I don't use Firefox, so this is not something I have seen myself, but it 
was discussed on an article discussion about certificates on CBS 
Interactive's techrepublic.com

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