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From Ajay Garg <ajaygargn...@gmail.com>
Subject [users@httpd] How does client decrypt data in a HTTPS-based WebDAV transfer
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:26:34 GMT
Hi all.

I have managed to get a HTTPS-based WebDAV server up and running.

However, I have a conceptual query (sorry if I sound an absolute idiot) ::


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When we configure "ssl.conf" and/or "httpd.conf", that information is
available only to the HTTPS-based WebDAV server.

Now, HTTPS means that the data is transferred over the wire in encrypted
form. So, right, the server has the information necessary to encrypt the
data.

BUT, HOW IS THE CLIENT ABLE TO DECRYPT THE DATA? (I have been running both
webdav server and client on the same machine; so it might very well
be the case that some info from "ssl.conf" and/or "httpd.conf" is being
used at the client side. However, I am just guessing ...
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Sorry, if this sounds too basic a query; but this would clear a lot of
things in my head.

Looking forward to a reply.


Thanks and Regards,
Ajay

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