SSL Certificates HOWTO

Franck Martin

Revision History
Revision v0.1 2001-11-18 Revised by: fm

A first hand approach on how to manage a certificate authority (CA), and issue or sign certificates to be used for secure web, secure e-mail, or signing code and other usages.

Table of Contents
1. Generalities
1.1. History
1.2. Introduction
1.3. What is SSL and what are Certificates?
1.4. What about S/Mime or other protocols?
2. Certificate Management
2.1. Installation
2.2. Create a Root Certification Authority Certificate.
2.3. Create a non root Certification Authority Certificate.
2.4. Install the CA root certificate as a Trusted Root Certificate
2.5. Certificate management
2.6. Securing Internet Protocols.
2.7. Securing E-mails.