Some Notes About Various Certificate Operations Using OpenSSL

Our system support group delivered a signed certificate to be used in Apache SSL configuration. Its extension was *.pfx, which meant its contents were in PKCS12 format, and was containing both certificate and its private key in it. I needed to convert it into PEM format and to separate certificate from its private key. The […]

Enabling SSL on Apache HTTP Server

After opening our JIRA to outside world via Apache HTTP Server, the next obvious thing was securing communication between users and the web server. Enabling SSL on Apache HTTP Server is really easy. The key ingredients of securing Apache are mod_ssl and OpenSSL. It is possible to download Apache distribution including mod_ssl and openssl runtime. […]

Proxying Tomcat with Apache HTTP Server

There is a bunch of step by step tutorials and good references about putting Apache in front of Tomcat around net. Nevertheless, I wrote this article, mainly for myself, in case I come up with same requirement in sometime later. First, let me give a little background information about problem. We have served JIRA through […]