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chennai Kumar
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hello all,
I have doubt in ssl, what is difference between creating our own ssl certificate using keytool and third party certification,such as versign.
whether webserver not providing good secure layer or not???
In which circumstance need to go third party ???
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abiram kumar.p
 
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Technically there is no difference. Practically there are a few:
  • Self-made certificates are free; Verisign et al. charge you money (although Thawte lets you create them for personal use for free)
  • Browsers know about Verisign, Thawte and other well-known signers, but they don't know about you. If a certificate is presented from a signer the browser doesn't know, a dialog will be shown to the user asking him to confirm that he trusts this signer. (If you're using Firefox, go to Options > Advanced > Security > View Certificates > Authorities to see who is and isn't known.)

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    chennai Kumar
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    Hello all,
    Thanks Ulf Dittmer.I have another doubt in SSL

    while using SSL server generates public and private keys

    What algorithm used for generate the above keys?

    How public and private keys are generated?


    thanks in advance
    Abiramkumar P
     
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    A Google search finds many introductions to SSL.

    The server does not generate keys, though, it merely uses them.
    [ June 21, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
     
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