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

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

Looking to move from development to DevOps? Here is what you should know

DevOps is a buzz word in the last decade, everybody wants to try their luck in DevOps. DevOps is the most generic area of software engineering. Every team and every company wants to have a team called DevOps. Nowadays, everybody wants a DevOps tag name attached to them irrespective of what they do. This works for most people. Because of the generous nature of the DevOps skillsets. That means, the pool of DevOps skillsets so huge, even if you know a few of them, it will work for you. If you are a developer or QA and want to change over to DevOps, here is the list of bare minimum technologies and skills you should learn. These are the mandatory skillsets you should possess before you try your luck in DevOps. 1. Expert Knowledge on Linux Environment You take any software development, without a Linux flavor it will be incomplete. You should have a thorough knowledge of how to work in a Linux environment. If you have system administration knowledge, then it's a huge advantage. Mos