Many situations demand secure connections, one of the most common ways to encrypt a connection is using TLS/SSL. This post serves as an introduction on how to create the necessary certificates for a typical TLS/SSL connection using the OpenSSL tool. OpenSSL can be used to generate all the certificates. https://www.openssl.org Self-signed vs CA-signed All SSL certificates are signed by another certificate. One that is signed by itself is called a Self-signed certificate, a certificate authority (CA) certificate is also a self-signed one. A self-signed certificate can then sign other certificates establishing a chain of trust based on the first signed certificate (aka root...
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