This chapter explains how to set up an Apache server capable of secure transactions. In this chapter, you will learn
How to install and configure the
mod_ssl Apache module
The SSL/TLS family of protocols and the underlying cryptography concepts
What secure certificates are and how to create and manage them
Several types of Internet-related transactions require a high level of security. These include financial transactions, such as banking operations and electronic commerce, but also any exchange of sensitive information, such as medical records and corporate documents. Secure transactions over the Internet require three main elements:
Confidentiality. If you are transmitting or accessing ...