Reading about MySQL Connection Character Sets and Collations…
I’m half-way through setting up my web-server for client certificate authentication. Have to get a few other things done first so I’m going to come back to this. Here are my notes so far.
I read this article on Email Certificates but that wasn’t that useful for what I’m doing.
I learned a little bit about the update-ca-certificates command that is part of the ca-certificates package, and maybe that will be useful down the track.
In my travels I discovered NSS and SSL Error Codes, but that’s probably not too useful either.
The OpenSSL FAQ was a really useful read. I’ll probably be referring back to that.
I learned about cacert.org which is interesting but probably something I won’t be using.
There’s an SSL Certificates HOWTO over on TLDP and if I can find the time I’d like to read that whole thing, although from what I’ve read so far it’s not complete.
The mod_ssl project has a really handy Reference for all the Apache configuration options, worth a read of.
And that’s it for now. I’ll pick this up again in a day or two.
Reading the OpenSSL FAQ I learned that you can issue the following command to get a list of the acceptable client certificate CA names from a server:
openssl s_client -connect test.jj5.net:443 -prexit
Obviously you replace ‘test.jj5.net’ with whatever server you’re interested in.