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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Avoiding self-signed certificates

One of the most common certificate-related errors developers commit is to create self-signed certificates, instead of creating proper certificates. Perhaps it is to be able to create certificates with an apparent long lifetime, to avoid having to update them in the field, or to avoid the cost of creating a proper certificate. Both arguments are invalid. You can easily create valid certificates for free today.

Using self-signed certificates is a great risk in itself. Apparent security is not true security. First, you must disable security features to allow such certificates to be validated. Either you do that in code or you install the certificate everywhere where the certificate is to be validated. Both create ...

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