Certificates, Public Key Infrastructures, and SSL/TLS

Last summer I needed a slide deck for a little “lunch & learn” on how to manage TLS server certificates in infrastructure components, and why. To me, being able to manage certificates in a resilient and secure manner implies that you need to be familiar with the underlying crypto basics. Certificate trust, chains, and signing requests are really hard to manage if you aren’t familiar with the basic principles of public key infrastructures.

Surprising to me, a lot of searching on the Interwebs did not yield any material that I could have recycled easily for my slide deck. I ended up making my own, and I am now releasing them into the public domain so that you don’t have to. Drop me a line if you found these useful, and/or if you have any feedback…

These slides are also on GitHub in PDF and Powerpoint formats.

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