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When you connect to a secure site the certificate validation happens. Certificate validation failure can happen when: Fields CN or SAN dont't match the site's domains. That means that the certificate was issued for a different domain. Invalid digital signature. Certificate has been altered. Unknown certificate issuer, thus unknown intermediate CA or root ...


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All the answers can be found in RFC 5280 which defines the X.509 certificate format. 1. What does req_distinguished_name mean and how is this being used? It looks like OpenSSL is spitting this out in .ini format, so I would guess that distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name means that the required distinguished name info can be found in ...


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What does req_distinguished_name mean and how is this being used? This is the Distinguished Name (DN) which will be used in your certificate request. This is usually a string describing the owner of the public key and usually you see things like common Name (CN) and e-mail addresses here. Additionally you can put regional and organisational identifying ...



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