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How to create a self signed SSL certificate and how to use it with your web Server.

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SSL certificate is the foremost important aspect of any website. If your website is running without the SSL, the modern browsers will stop the users from entering the website. Of course, there are ways to bypass that, at your own risk. As long as your website has no commercial data exchange, sensitive user information, etc, you are still good to run a website without a proper SSL certificate. For example, a blog can run without an SSL.  Note that Google AdSense accepts websites without SSL.  But the topic of this post is about Self Signed SSL certificate. How to create one, how to use it, and where to use it.  Let us see where to use it. For any website which is used for internal purposes, it's always a good idea to use Self Signed SSL, instead of paying for a real SSL certificate. Internal I mean, within a company, team, or for personal uses, for testing purposes, etc.  Now, let us see how to create a self-signed SSL certificate.  What you need A Linux machine.  OpenSSL utility  A

Connecting Bluetooth Dongle to PC

Having a problem connecting Bluetooth Dongle to your PC? Try these troubleshooting steps. You can try all of them in a sequence or each step in any order. Some of the troubleshooting steps you can try 1. You must see the Bluetooth icon in the system tray (extreme right in the taskbar). a. Right-click on the icon and select settings, under the options tab, check all the checkboxes (there are 4) and try. b. You must pair them(computer and mobile) before transferring files. 2. If there is no Bluetooth icon in the system tray, unplug and plug it again into the USB port. Then do the settings part. 3. You can transfer files in 2 ways – a. one- there will be software provided with the dongle. You can use that b. two- you just install the driver of Bluetooth dongle and right-click on the Bluetooth icon and say RECEIVE A FILE or SEND A FILE. 4. You may have to do some workarounds to make it work.