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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Wulf, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Hey, I need a little help. I'm hosting my 'own' website now and I need to make one page secure. Does anyone know about security certificates and how to implant them in a page? Thanks
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    To my knowledge, you just put https in the URL.
     
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    it's a WEE bit more complex than that jake.
     
  4. Wulf

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    Do tell
     
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    i don't know as much as i would like to about it myself, but i know that you have to shell out at LEAST ~$150 (from Thawte, $350 for 40bit or $900 for 128bit from VeriSign) for a reliable certificate. encryption uses a decent amount of processor cycles, so you've got to make sure your host supports it.

    looking at CPanel on my ASO account, i have some SSL options for creating keys and requesting certificate signings...

    if you're on OSX, you should give this a look: http://developer.apple.com/internet/serverside/modssl.html
    it won't tell you how to get it up and running with a webhost, but it will give you some really necessary information.
     
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  6. Wulf

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    Interesting.
     
  7. Sparhawk

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    Secure page

    Well, it might depend on what you meant by secure, Wulf.

    If you meant an encrypted connection across the net from browser to the server, so information passed can't be intercepted, then that's one thing.

    If you mean passworded, that's a smaller can of beans. It's just a matter of setting up a user and putting a .htaccess file with the right info in the directory with the page you want to protect (assuming you're using Apache).
     
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  8. Wulf

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    First one, not the second
     
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