At ApacheCon Europe, Director of Digital Business Solutions at European Commission Thomas Gageik will be leading the keynote “Open Source Software at European Commission’s Informatics Directorate”. Listen to our Feathercast interview with Thomas and learn more about the keynote and what to expect from it.
At ApacheCon Europe, Writer and Political Analyst Nanjala Nyabola will be leading the keynote “Where Do Broken Rights Go? A View from the Global South on the Limits of Techno-solutionism”. Listen to our Feathercast interview with Nanjala and learn more about the keynote and what to expect from it.
We will look to 2 different things here, validation of the server certificate andnvalidation of the client certificates. For the server certificate we will show Let’s encrypt and mod_md and speak aboutnthe new ACMEv2 protocol and OCSP stapling. For the client certificates we look to OCSP and other validations. Demo and quick start example will provided during the talk.
This talk will introduce you to the fundamentals of securing communications with HTTPS. We will start by explaining the basics of X.509 server and client certificates, certification authorities, and using the OpenSSL toolkit. The TLS/SSL protocol will be introduced and how it is used together with HTTP in order to provide for data encryption, integrity, and authentication. We will talk through some important configuration details, standard use cases, common pitfalls, known SSL vulnerabilities, and issues when using HTTPS. The Apache HTTP Server will be used to provide specific examples, but the general information of the talk will be applicable to most server software that supports HTTPS.