Tags: TLS

ACME​ ​Support​ ​in​ ​Apache​ ​HTTP​ ​Server​ ​Project

We’re excited that support for getting and managing TLS certificates via the ACME protocol is coming to the Apache HTTP Server Project (httpd). ACME is the protocol used by Let’s Encrypt, and hopefully other Certificate Authorities in the future. We anticipate this feature will significantly aid...
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Enterprise Network Monitoring Needs Could Hamper the Adoption of TLS 1.3

The upcoming version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol promises to be a game changer for web encryption. It will deliver increased performance, better security and less complexity. Yet many website operators could shun it for years to come. TLS version 1.3 is in the final stages of...
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TLS/SSL Explained: TLS/SSL Terminology and Basics

In Part 1 this series we asked, What is TLS/SSL? In this part in the series, we will be describing some of the TLS/SSL terminologies. Before diving deeper into TLS, let’s first have a look at the very basics of SSL/TLS. Understanding the following will help you gain a better understanding of the...
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Golang to the Rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS Turmoil

If you ever need to validate certificates or certificate chains before deploying them, Golang provides a near foolproof test method. In this article, I will explain our use case that brought about the need for testing certificate chains, review appropriate web server security settings, and break...
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Dissecting an SSL Certificate

I think it’s interesting to know what it means to “issue a SSL certificate” and I can talk about that a little. TLS: newer version of SSL I was confused about what this “TLS” thing was for a long time. Basically newer versions of SSL are called TLS (the version after SSL 3.0 is TLS 1.0). I’m going...
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Open Source Server Simplifies HTTPS, Security Certificates

Forget expired TLS certificates; the lightweight Caddy web server handles Let's Encrypt certificates and redirects HTTP traffic by default. For administrators seeking an easier method to turn on HTTPS for their websites, there is Caddy, an open source web server that automatically sets up security...
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Brian Spector
Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, described Apache Milagro -- a modern cryptosystem with distributed trust authorities -- at ApacheCon North America in May.

Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

With 25 billion new devices set to hit the Internet by 2025, the need for a better worldwide cryptosystem for securing information is paramount. That’s why the Apache Milagro project is currently incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. It’s a collaboration between MIRACL and Nippon Telegram...
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Kubernetes 1.4 Improves Container Security

The latest release of the open-source container orchestration technology adds new security features, including TLS bootstrap. The open-source Kubernetes 1.4 release, which debuted Sept. 26, provides users with a host of enhanced security capabilities for container deployment and orchestration....
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