On Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 12:06, Paul Cowan wrote: PC> David Turner wrote: >> can somebody point me towards a resource for setting this all up. do i >> need to apply for a 'certificate' from somewhere? or is there a dummy >> certificate that i can use for testing purposes. PC> Most of the big providers of SSL certs will provide you with a free PC> 'test certificate' (which will encrypt communications perfectly well, but PC> will pop up an 'untrusted source' alert in most browsers at the beginning PC> of a session, and are hence not production-suitable). alternatively, if you have access to a server with certificate services (or if you can install it), you can generate your own certificates for development. hth, darren.