• DotNet,  Windows

    Adventures with certificates, 2-way-SSL and WCF

    I’ve recently dived deep into WCF and security. To be exact I’ve tinkered with something that is called 2-Way–SSL a little. It’s a quite complex topic and I will try to summarize what I’ve learned. 1. Issuing certificates Resources: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff648902.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa386968%28v=vs.85%29.aspx System: Windows 7 To start you will have to have a certificate. Essentially you have two options if you don’t have one yet: a) getting one from a CA (Certification Authority), b) issuing one for yourself. While choosing the way to go, keep in mind what do you need it for. The whole point of certificates is they need to be trusted. For your development its sufficient you…