SSL on Nexus 3

Setting up SSL with Nexus Repository Manager 3 on Windows I wanted to install Nexus Repository Manager 3 and serve traffic over HTTPS, but I ran into some issues. I wanted to share some lessons learned and help people avoid the problems I had. If you are like me, SSL certificate management can be daunting. […]

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Staying Secure on the Internet

With the passing of S.J.Res.34 and H.J.Res.86, and now that the bill is signed, many people are panicking about their privacy. Now, I have read all sorts of things about changes we will or won’t see as a result of this bill, but either way, you should take this as a wake-up call. As we always see in the […]

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Java, SSL, and the unrecognized_name Error

We ran into a problem on my most recent project with a weird error popping up when installing a wildcard SSL cert into an Apache webserver. We had previously been using a self-signed cert and the Java clients attempting to connect to this site had the old self-signed cert installed into their keystores. Once the […]

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Designing a Certificate Authority for your Organization

Whether you’re setting up a VPN server or establishing SSL certificates for your internal websites, there are a lot of reasons to consider setting up your own certificate authority (CA) for your organization. On my current project, we ran into the former situation and quickly realized the widely recommended default of setting up a separate […]

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