Https Certs?

Is it  necessary to have  server side and client side certificates to transact with https (i.e., download a file)? Why?
lcorAsked:
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scriven_jConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You have to have a server side certificate, but it can be "self-signed".

Details of how to configure this are here:-

http://www.sslshopper.com/article-how-to-create-and-install-an-apache-self-signed-certificate.html
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savoneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I am not sure I understand your question.  But if I understand you right, not, just a server certificate would be enough to secure a file transaction.

Here is a good "how does ssl certs work" article:
http://www.networksolutions.com/SSL-certificates/how-ssl-works.jsp
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