I regards to that anoying invalid certficate warning that IE provides when accessing my own server (see picture):
I have a general question regarding certificates. I understand the whole public key/private key thing. I understand a server issues a SSL certficate and that the server can self create its certficate. I understand that there are authorities that verify the owners of the certficates because they know the private key that goes with the public key. So please don't provide those answers as part of my question.
My question is 1) Is there an genral overview that presents more clearly what all the different types of certficates are in the internet explorer/windows are?
Ie what are Intermediate CA, Trusted Root Certification A, Trusted Publisers. What is the difference between them?
I have a server that I know is good. I put it togeher. I created the certficate. I know the keys. Why can't I just install that certficate in "Trusted Publishers" "Intermediate CA", or "Trusted Root CA"?
I don't want to pay verisign or thwate for menial task that takes very little processing time.
What piece of knowledge am I missing? What don't I understand?