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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 headset with laptop - Bluetooth A2DP

A normal phone Bluetooth headset can be easily connected to a laptop and it can be used as earphones or headphones while using skype, gtalk, WhatsApp, or any other voice chat services or of course to listen to your favorite music. All you need to do is a Bluetooth device and the Bluetooth driver with the A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) profile. Here is the detailed procedure the setup Bluetooth device with your laptop. Download the A2DP Bluetooth driver from the link provided below. Extract the zip file 'Bluetooth A2DP Driver For Windows.zip'. Go inside the folder 'Bluetooth A2DP Driver For Windows', double-click on the installer file 'anyone-Bluetooth-usb2x0-WindowsXP-v2-1-0-4.exe'. Follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation.  Once the A2DP driver is installed successfully, Switch on the Bluetooth in the Laptop and Headset. Look for the Bluetooth device the list of available Bluetooth devices. If it is not visible yet, select Add