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  • Things I learned last night…

    Posted on July 15th, 2018 at 12:19 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The servers are propagating our new SSL certificate. Those of you who got bumped because of a bad cert will soon be able to hop on board. I hope.

    Here’s what I learned, late last night on into early this morning:

    1. Just because your site registration  is set up for automatic renewal doesn’t mean your SSL (“https”) certificate is set up for automatic renewal.
    2. The process for buying and installing a new SSL cert is straight out of the 1960s.
    3. Bash isn’t all that hard to pick up. Made me feel like I was working with DOS 3.21 again.
    4. When you get a private key, if you want to use it as an RSA key for your SSL certificate, you have to type “RSA” in the correct location on the first and last lines.

    Anyway, we’re supposed to be back and in the mainstream shortly.

    UPDATE: Or maybe not. We’re still workin’ on it. Sure wish there was an SSL Certs For Dummies.