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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Configuring SSL Certificates

Here’s a problem: You want the users who use your services to trust that you are who you say you are, and to be able to encrypt network traffic with your server. One solution is for you to take computers and devices that you can control, and configure them to trust your server’s self-signed SSL certificate. When you ran the Server app on your remote administrator computer, you saw a message that the SSL certificate was untrusted, but it was simple to click Show Certificate and select the option to always trust that certificate. But what about computers that you have never seen before? One solution to the problem of proving your identity is for your server to use an SSL certificate that’s “signed” by a Certificate ...

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