On-rev / LiveCode Server SSL testing with self-certification

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Thu Sep 29 12:26:15 EDT 2011


...great, thanks for the insights, Andre. I'll dive in this evening and see what I can break! ;-)
Best,
Keith..

On 29 Sep 2011, at 17:19, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Keith,
> 
> I don't know which one is the easiest. When I did it long long long time
> ago, I think I went with time-bound, I think....
> 
> If it is just for some experimentation, then, there is no harm. Remember, if
> you are using selfsigned certs and you're trying to connect to them from
> LiveCode, you need to libURLSetSSLVerification false.
> 
> Andre
> 
> 
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Keith Clarke <
> keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> ...thanks, Andre - I'll have a go.
>> I presume it's easiest to take the option to just create a self-signed,
>> time-bound certificate - rather than create my own CA as well?
>> Best,
>> Keith..
>> 
>> On 29 Sep 2011, at 14:42, Andre Garzia wrote:
>> 
>>> Keith,
>>> 
>>> http://www.tc.umn.edu/~brams006/selfsign.html
>>> 
>>> The apache integration part will not be handled by you. You will need to
>>> send the certificate to the support at on-rev for them to install.
>>> 
>>> Cheers
>>> andre
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM, Keith Clarke <
>>> keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>> Can anyone please point an SSL newbie to any how-to information for
>>>> implementing self-certification for SSL test purposes on either On-Rev
>> or
>>>> LiveCode Server (on either linux or OSX)?
>>>> 
>>>> I've not dabbled with SSL (or indeed, sockets) before. So, as the
>> current
>>>> On-Rev hosting service supports just one SSL certificate per account - a
>>>> single domain or sub-domain, with no wild-card support - I want to
>>>> experiment a bit to decide whether to target my Company's top-level
>> domain,
>>>> a specific sub-domain or a micro-site.
>>>> 
>>>> I also need to extend some prototype apps that I'm moving to LiveCode
>>>> Server to confirm whether these will need direct browser access and
>> hence
>>>> (given my target market) Extended Validation for the address bar 'safe
>> site'
>>>> approval.
>>>> 
>>>> BTW My On-Rev account already has a fixed IP address (and I also use
>>>> dyndns.com to emulate a fixed IP address for my home-based dev server).
>>>> So, I'm hoping it's just the certification side of things I need to sort
>> -
>>>> said he, hoping! ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> Any insights gratefully received...
>>>> Best,
>>>> Keith..
>>>> 
>>>> 
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