Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

SSL

Posted on 1998-11-20
7
Medium Priority
?
235 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 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
Industry Leaders: 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

Survive A High-Traffic Event with Percona

Your application or website rely on your database to deliver information about products and services to your customers. You can’t afford to have your database lose performance, lose availability or become unresponsive – even for just a few minutes.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
While opting for any web-to-print solution, you need to discuss with your team and some of your end users and know their opinions about your decisions. In this article we list down some questions you need to ask yourself.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
Suggested Courses

715 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