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WAMP SSL Configuration and Installation Guide for Windows

WAMP (Windows, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) is a local web development stack developed by Romain Bourdon. WAMP allows its users to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases. It is the second most popular local development stack after XAMPP and is known for its ease of use and swift deployment. Step 1: Generating a… [read more →]

XAMPP SSL Configuration and Installation Guide for Windows

Sometimes you need to install an SSL certificate in your local development environment to ensure that all code works perfectly and there are no errors due to security reasons. Additionally, the same SSL Certificate can be used to secure your deployed website provided you have the same CSR and Private Key. XAMPP (Cross Platform, Apache, MariaDB, PHP, Perl) is an open-source cross-platform web… [read more →]

SSL Configuration and Installation Guide for Arch Linux (Apache)

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution created for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux adheres to the KISS principle ("Keep It Simple, Stupid"). The project attempts to have minimal distribution-specific changes, and therefore minimal breakage with updates, and be pragmatic over ideological design choices and focus on customizability rather than user-friendliness. Pacman, a package… [read more →]

Tomcat Apache SSL Configuration and Installation Guide

Apache Tomcat is a free and open-source implementation of the Jakarta Servlet, Jakarta Expression Language, and WebSocket technologies. Tomcat provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment in which Java code can run. It is widely used around the world by developers to server scalable websites. The latest version of Tomcat Server os Tomcat 10 which can run on Linux, Windows and… [read more →]

SSL Installation Guide for Apache on RedHat Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux-based operating system from Red Hat designed for organizations. RHEL can work on desktops, on servers, in hypervisors or in the cloud. Red Hat and its community-supported counterpart, Fedora, are among the most widely used Linux distributions in the world. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has multiple variants, with server versions for x86, x86-64, PowerPC,… [read more →]

Secure Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services with SSL/TLS

Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services is a popular Business Intelligence framework. Through SSRS, administrators can analyze, collate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources into easy to consume web-based reports. It is common for third-party software to rely on the rich underpinnings of SSRS for integration purposes, choosing to make SSRS reports available through its own interface. S… [read more →]

Zimbra Mail Server SSL Configuration and Installation Guide

Zimbra Collaboration, formerly known as the Zimbra Collaboration Suite before 2019, is a collaborative software suite that includes an email server and a web client. It is a dedicated server that manages all of the mailbox contents, including messages, contacts, calendar, and attachments. Messages are received from the Zimbra MTA server and then passed through any filters that have been created.… [read more →]

Google App Engine SSL Configuration and Installation Guide

Google App Engine is a cloud computing platform as a service for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. This guide will go through how you can easily install a custom ssl certificate to secure your application/s. Step 1: Generating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) Step 2: Order and Configure the SSL Certificate Step 3: Upload and Install the SSL… [read more →]

Setup SSL/TLS with F5 BigIP

F5’s BigIP is one of the world’s premier load balancing platforms. Under the BigIP umbrella, there are many product options which act as plugins to TMOS (the underlying linux-based operating system upon which BigIP is built). From a load balancing standpoint, the most common are LTM (Local Traffic Manager) which can act as a terminating or non-terminating proxy for SSL/TLS connections and GTM whi… [read more →]

How to use OPNSense as a Certificate Authority (CA)

OPNSense is a popular BSD-based routing and security appliance loved by many for its ease of use and vast feature set. Originally a fork of PFSense, OPNSense took the deliberate move to rearchitect certain components in the interests of pushing new features faster. OPNSense works incredibly well in a virtual environment, and indeed is a popular choice as the bedrock upon which a home lab can be… [read more →]