This evening I activated this function on our wiki server.
Web servers, imap servers, smtp servers can be configured to use ssl connections and there are many other uses for ssl certificates, such as encrypting email or digitally signing documents.
You don't have to pay a certificate authority, such as Verisign, because you can use the Open SSL package to create your own certificates.
I do not cover the installation of Open SSL here and I assume you know at least how to change directories, move files, use an editor, and other basics from the command-line.
Any application that supports the Secure Socket Layer Protocol (SSL or TLS) can make use of certificates signed by CAcert, as can any application that uses X.509 certificates, e.g.
for encryption or code signing and document signatures.
If you have any questions about your eligibility or whether you require a practising certificate in your current role, please contact us.
Please use the links in the right hand box on this page to renew your APC online.
is a community-driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free.
Note: The author of this page, and owner of this web site, is not to be held liable for any damage or trouble arising from following these directions.
You are responsible for your own security, use, and creation of certificates.
I would not use PHPki for creating certificates on a publicly accessable server, because your root private certificate must be installed on that server (security risk).
[Note: I found it not too hard to migrate manually to PHPki after already having created some certificates from the command line.