Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of backups, part of Learning Secure Sockets Layer.
- So clearly it's a lot of work getting to where we are right now. When you've done a lot of work it's really, really a good idea to backup your stuff. Why? Well we've gone to all this trouble to create these certificates right? We've spent a lot of time and time equals money, and whenever you've spent a lot of time and a lot of money on creating something at the very least you organize it, put it away into a file cabinet maybe. If you're really smart you even maybe make a copy of it and take it off-site. Why? Because hard drives fail, they do, all the time, we know it.
So why don't you backup your stuff? Hard drives fail. Backing it up will mean everything will be okay. And if you put yourself into a rotating backup cycle you're gonna be in even better shape if you create regular backups and bring things back on-site and take things off-site that's going to be fantastic. In the next few movies I'm going to show you exactly how to create a backup of your certificates and your CA environment, and how to restore it in case things go wrong.
- SSL communications
- Certificate authorities
- Public key infrastructures
- Symmetric and asymmetric key pairs
- Cryptographic hash functions
- Encryption algorithms
Start now, and by the end of this course you'll have the knowledge to create SSL certificates, as well as revoke and renew them, from the command line.