Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Certificate Request Generator with Cygwin

To generate Certificate Request for SSL, we can use cygwin with openssl package and send the CSR file to any trusted CA (e.g. Verisign or Thawte).

To generate it:

openssl req -new -nodes -keyout privateKeyFilename -out certRequestFilename

for example:

openssl req -new -nodes -keyout private.key -out public.csr

Then you will have 2 files, the private key file and the csr file, send the csr file to the trusted CA. Once you've got the certificate signed by the trusted CA, you can use it as your SSL certificate along with the private key

If you need to convert the certifate with X509/DER format to PEM format:

openssl x509 -in certFile -inform DER -outform PEM -out convertedCertFile

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Citrix Solutions Conference 2006


Access Tomorrow's Technology Today

it's the motto of Citrix Solutions Conference 2006 which I attended today. It was about promoting their new product line: Citrix Access Gateway.

Citrix Access Gateway is a great solution for remote access, especially with the End-Point analysis. Integrated with Advanced Access Control, it provides granular policy to control the user access based on their conditions.

Citrix Solutions

Monday, May 01, 2006

Microsoft Windows 2003 Cluster

Setup a cluster node is not as hard as you think. It is a powerful feature to have more than 2 nodes to make a cluster. I setup the cluster nodes with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 based on Technet.

Try the following and you will learn a new thing :)