Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

SSL

Posted on 1998-11-20
7
Medium Priority
?
241 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
How exactly does SSL work? and how do I use it to send form data to a server?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:jtp101
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:jtp101
ID: 1856567
Adjusted points to 35
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
aioudine earned 120 total points
ID: 1856568
read
http://home.netscape.com/products/security/ssl/howitworks.html
and VeriSign whitepaper
at http://www.verisign.com/server/whitepaper/index.html
(registartion required)

For implementing SSL on youre server you must obtaint and install SSL certificate
You may get a free trial Secure Server ID by visiting  
https://digitalid.verisign.com/server/trial/index.html

Additional resourses:
http://www.consensus.com/security/ssl-talk-faq.html
http://www.verisign.com/enterprise/library/index.html
http://home.netscape.com/products/security/ssl/index.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:jtp101
ID: 1856569
Hi there aioudine

Thanks for your answer, how exactly would I submit form data to a CGI script on a server using SSL (do I just use "...ACTION="https://www.somthing..." instead of "http" or is it more complex)?

Cheers.

-Justin.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:aioudine
ID: 1856570
Right just use https:// to start secure communications

See youself what happend when you youse
https://digitalid.verisign.com/server/trial/index.html 
and
http://digitalid.verisign.com/server/trial/index.html 
(look at "lock" icon at bootom of netscape)

0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:aioudine
ID: 1856571
Strange thing happend - I got message from ExEx that you accept answer,
but it's still locked?
Can you verify this?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jtp101
ID: 1856572
Cheers aioudine.

From
   Justin
0
 

Author Comment

by:jtp101
ID: 1856573
>I got message from ExEx that you accept answer

I have accepted your answer, but EE is going a bit crazy at the moment (it took me 10 minuets to get through to grade your answer)

From
   Justin
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud Security

In this webinar you will learn:

-Why existing firewall and DMZ architectures are not suited for securing cloud applications
-How to make your enterprise “Cloud Ready”, and fix your aging DMZ architecture
-How to transform your enterprise and become a Cloud Enabler

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Original post  on Monitis Blog. Web performance monitoring is broken into two camps: passive and active. Passive monitoring is defined as looking at real-world historical performance by monitoring actual log-ins, site hits, clicks, requests for …
Q&A with Course Creator, Mark Lassoff, on the importance of HTML5 in the career of a modern-day developer.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
The is a quite short video tutorial. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create self-host WordPress blog with free hosting service.
Suggested Courses

963 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question