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I want to use SSL/TLS for a section on my new site. My host is shared, using CPanel 11 with apache and unix. I want to apply SSL to a section where I will pass username and password information. My site is written in PHP/XHTML Strict 1.0 ...
I have never used SSL/TLS before and I am very confused about it. I understand it is a protocol, but I really dont understand how to use it. I understand I need a key and a certificate? I have tried generating the private key and certificate within CPanel, but when attemping to use the HTTPS:// protocol extension, nothing happens and I get a fatal 552 error in Opera.
I have searched google with no avail. I end up on sites trying to sell me certificates. I know I should probably pick up a book on SSL and understand how the protocol works in more depth first but all I wish to obtain is a basic working example.
Any help will be much appreciated!
[edited by: Calvinh at 12:42 am (utc) on June 10, 2009]