What is Openssl? Is it a free SSL certificate?
What is Openssl? Is it a free SSL certificate? As in the opposite to the paid certificates?
No. Open SSL is the actual SSL program provided by the open source software community. It is the version used by the majority of internet servers. It is also included in every distribution of the Apache Web Server. You can create your own certificates in it free, but they will NOT be accepted for general use, [particularly on sites requiring personal information like banking or credit card details. It would be required for a client to actually tell their machine to accept unverified certificates. For a proper secure site you still have to register the certificate with a recognised certificate agency to obtain an authorisation time stamp and approval. You need to keep this updated or machines will refuse to accept connections.
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