SSL certificates

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Dystopia, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Dystopia

    Dystopia Guest

    I wish to use client side PKI certificates. I would like to generate
    said certificates myself since I know the people that will be
    authenticating. My question is that when a certificate is generated by
    myself and installed on the client machine does that machine make a
    check on the validity of that certificate only once (when it's imported)
    or every time that the certificate is used (every time the site is
    accessed? The reason I ask is I want to know whether I will need the
    generating server to be online 24/7.

    Any good online FAQ? I found a few very bried ones lacking in technical
    information such as handshakes etc. I dont mind finding out for myself
    if someone can point me in the general direction.

    Dystopia, Jun 25, 2004
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  2. Dystopia

    Dystopia Guest


    read all about openssl so dont worry I know everything I need and a test
    environment is in the process of being sorted out!

    the docs for openssl pretty much cover the stuff I couldn't find
    elsewhere on the web when dealing with TSL, SSL v2 and SSL v3 to a level
    necessary to understand what's really happening rather than just an
    empirical overview.

    Cheers anyway (plus if anyone's got any info to add, don't worry about
    following up!)

    Dystopia, Jun 25, 2004
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