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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Configuring Secure Sockets Layer Security

Security is extremely important to companies today. Improperly protecting sensitive user data can destroy a company’s reputation. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a method of encrypting and authenticating client-to-server communications. It provides reasonable assurance that the information being exchanged between the client and the server is safe from prying eyes.

To provide SSL communication, you must install a certificate on the server. SSL certificates are based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which consists of a private key, a public key, and a certificate authority (CA) that is able to validate the keys.

The public keys provide details about the owner of the certificate, whether it is valid, and ...

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