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ApacheCon EU Q&A With Keynote Speaker, Nanjala Nyabola, Political Activist and Writer

September 24, 2019
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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.

 

Apache httpd and TLS/SSL certificates validation Jean-Frederic Clere

September 13, 2019
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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.

A Beginner’s Guide to HTTPS and TLS Lars Eilebrecht

September 13, 2019
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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.

Reverse Proxy Magic with Apache httpd 2.4 Jim Jagielski

September 13, 2019
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One of the best not-so-well-known features of Apache httpd is its incredible capability as a Reverse Proxy server. Whether as a front end to application servers such as Tomcat and PMP-FPM, or as a caching server for static content, or as a robust load-balancer with dynamic configuration, or all, Apache httpd is not only feature rich but easily matches or surpasses the performance of other proxies.

Apache Groovy Update and Roadmap Paul King

September 13, 2019
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This talk looks at the latest features in Groovy from 2.5 and 3.0. This includes new AST transforms, new macro features, the new Parrot parser and a myriad of other new miscellaneous features. The talk outlines a broad roadmap of how the new features are planned to be rolled out and the system requirements for each version.

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