SSL, Secure Socket Layer is a protocol created in order to place normal traffic between server and client in encrypted and protected wrapper, without any possibility of traffic being intercepted in between of transmission.
SSL certificates encrypt a site information and create more secure and trusted connection. Certificates can show server’s identification information to site visitors. Certificates Authorities like DigiCert , GoDaddy can issue the self-signed SSL certificates that verify the server information.
In this guide I will cover how to create a self-signed SSL certificates for Apache on an Ubuntu Server which will encrypt traffic to your server. As we are generating SSL certificates are for testing purpose and not issued by any Certificates Authorities it will not provide third party validation of your server identity, but still it will help you to transfer information securely.
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In last few post I explained How to Install OpenERP 7.0 and How to deploy OpenERP 7.0 using mod_proxy and mod_wsgi. In this blog I will describe “How to deploy Odoo/Openerp 8” using mod_wsgi hand in hand with Apache2 on Linux/Ubuntu Server.
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One popular usage of SSH is to allow users to access a command shell on a remote computer for administrative purposes, normally TCP port 22 is used by it. SSH logins are very sensitive to brute force attacks. A thousand things can go wrong which could give someone unauthorized access to your server. As long as people use weak passwords, the bad guys will be trying to brute force them.
Because a lot of people with SSH servers use weak passwords, many online attackers will look for an SSH server, then start guessing passwords at random. An attacker can try thousands of passwords in an hour, and guess even the strongest password given enough time. The recommended solution is to use SSH keys instead of passwords.
The best way to secure your SSH login is to use Public/Private PEM keys. This is default login type for Amazon EC2 servers. In this post will show you how to use PEM file to login to your VPS or any other Ubuntu server.
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In past I tried to setup FTP on Amazon EC2 I personally face some problem in FTP server installation. I found the documentation is very fragmented and definitely lacking some information.
So here is my contribution:
To setup FTP account on amazon EC2 we will use Pure-FTPd a free FTP server. It can be compiled and run on a variety of Unix-like computer operating systems including Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, Solaris, Tru64, Darwin, Irix and HP-UX. It has also been ported to Android.
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