Category Archives: SSL

SSL Certificate Checkers

These two are the best i have found. Qualys SSL Server Test Symantec SSL Ceritficate Checker Both are free and provide thorough analysis of your certificate to make sure it passes PCI server scans and such.

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SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE: certificate verify failed

Monday, a shopping cart solution that has worked for years started throwing this error when connecting to Authorize.net Could not connect to the specified payment gateway SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines: SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE: … Continue reading

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Scan your site for POODLE vulnerability

This site works really well. I highly recommend it. https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/poodle

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How to disable SSL3 in Nginx and Apache to prevent POODLE

Here is how to disable SSLv3 in apache and nginx. Just for fun, before you do it, scan your site with this tool: https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/poodle Qualys SSL Server Test (this one is much better. tinfoilhat was the first one i found … Continue reading

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How to use openssl to generate a certificate request

I can never remember how to generate a certificate request (CSR) when doing a one-off certificate. I use a script for my normal certs at work but sometimes I want to make one for personal use or a self signed … Continue reading

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