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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

How to create a template in MS Word

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This video shows how to create a template in MS Word. Templates are useful for automating word documents. When you have to create multiple documents with the same content but with a few new items, this template will come handy. For example, if you want to create sub-contract documents, with different clients, only the client-specific detail will change and the document format will remain the same. In this, you have to change only the client information, other things like contract rules will remain the same. In the template fill the client-specific information the generate the new document for the new client by just pressing a button. You can store repetitive values somewhere in the bookmark and place them wherever needed. The macro or the VBA code is very simple and it can be extended to add other functionalities. There are 3 steps to create MS word templates. Step 1 Create a section of bookmarks, which hold the value you enter. These are hidden. Step 2 Create a field code t