Phil's X509/SSL Guide

Welcome to my SSL and X509 guide. SSL is a very large and complex topic, and there are many 'how to create a CA' or 'how to create a certificate' how-to type pages out there... but there are no sites I've found that are a really good reference on how to build your own CA, what PKIX is, what extensions are for, etc.

So I set out to make a site similar to my PGP Guide that would be a more thorough reference.

I have done several SSL talks, and you can see the slides to the talk at USC, and at UUASC.

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General SSL Concepts

End-user Reference

Certificate Authority Reference

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