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Armoring Apache HTTP Server with SSL : Page 3

These days, just about every Web site needs security. This simple, step-by-step guide will help you understand the various encryption schemes and show you how to set up SSL encryption on your Apache server.

Alternative Solutions
There are customized distributions of Apache HTTP Server available that take out the complexity of having to configure the modules like we did in this paper. One easy one to set up is OpenSa HTTP server. You can learn more about this server by clicking the links in the resources section in the left column. OpenSa is built on top of Apache 1.x, so if you need to use Apache 2.x for your Web site, OpenSa will not work.

In this article, we taught you how to configure your Apache HTTP Server Version 2 with SSL support. In today's treacherous waters of identity theft and other plots to wreak just plain havoc, it is important for web site users to know that their data is protected while it gets from point A to point B. Also, it is important for them to know that point B is a trusted endpoint. A properly configured setup of Apache HTTP Server with SSL support can provide such assurance.

Kulvir Singh Bhogal works as an IBM consultant, devising and implementing Java-centric solutions at customer sites across the nation. Reach him by e-mail .
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