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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

Listing details of files and folders in a Directory in c#

You can get the list of files and folders in WIndows explorer or in a DOS prompt. It's often useful to get content of a folder dynamically using some scripts or programs, especially if you need these details in some applications. Below is a chunk of C# code which gives you the details for files and folders of a given path. You can add additional fields to your out based on your need. Make an executable file, i.e exe, and use it in your application or run it from the command prompt. Results can be redirected to a text file or csv file. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.IO; namespace WinConsole { class ListFilesOfDirectory { public static long size = 0; public static long totalSizeInMB = 0; public static long maxSizeInMB = 0; public static void listFiles(string path) { DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(path); DirectoryInfo[] folders = di.GetDirectories(); long[] listO