Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

This chapter provides a quick introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). Topics include what is HTTPS; Web server authentication; communication data encryption.

What Is HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)?

HTTPS Server Authentication Process

HTTPS Communication Data Encryption

Conclusions:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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