Tag Archive: SSL

Dec 21

Changes with NginX 1.5.8

Changes with NginX 1.5.8 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.7 release of NginX to version 1.5.8. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.5.8 17 Dec 2013 *) Feature: IPv6 support in resolver. *) Feature: the “listen” directive supports the “fastopen” parameter. Thanks to Mathew Rodley. *) …

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Nov 07

How to: Connect to a MySql server using SSL from a WordPress Site

How to: Connect to a MySql server using SSL from a WordPress Site Truly you could title this post simply How to Connect to a MySql server using SSL from a PHP application. The key is in the connection construct, which by default in WordPress it looks sort of like this: $this->dbh = mysql_connect( $this->dbhost, …

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Nov 06

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012) There are a few things you might run across as you try to develop a web farm that has to share SSL Certificates, one of them is the Central Certificate Store. What is CCS? Central Certificate Store or Centralized SSL Certificate Support …

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Oct 25

What RSA key length should I use for my SSL certificates?

What RSA key length should I use for my SSL certificates? Recently I was working on setting up an SSL certificate for a site and Internet Explorer asked me what key length I wanted to use. Usually providers offer 2048 and 4096 as their standard options so I was tempted to give it a shot …

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Aug 25

How to secure WordPress

How to secure WordPress This is a coleciton of… lets call them best practices for securing your WordPress installation. I used to be very carefree when it came to the Internet. But as you have probably heard hacking is a much more common activity nowadays. Back in the day usually the main targets were large …

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Apr 24

Error activating Jetpack: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain

Error activating Jetpack: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain I haven’t had the need to activate Jetpack on a new site for a while but now that I did I came across this issue: Jetpack could not contact WordPress.com: register_http_request_failed. This usually means something is incorrectly configured on your web host. SSL …

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Jan 18

What is 1e100.net?

What is 1e100.net? Perhaps many of you have come across the domain 1e100.net. As I was working with custom search I noticed my firewall was blocking traffic so the results were not coming up. A little bit of digging revealed the following: Denied Connection Log type: Web Proxy (Forward) Status: 12227 The name on the …

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Jun 30

How to: Resolve common problems with HTTPS Inspection using Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

How to resolve common HTTPS inspection issues while using Microsoft TMG 2010 While working with Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (previously known as Internet Security and Acceleration server) https inspection is a big new component of it. If you ever look through your logs and you find https-inspection as the protocol that is causing …

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