[openssl-users] Getting General SSL Help

Lion Kimbro lionkimbro at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 18:23:22 UTC 2015

Hello, thank you.

I'm wondering:  Where can I go to get answers to basic questions about
SSL?  I've been learning about SSL while using OpenSSL to make SSL
certificates for work, and I have a lot of questions.

For example, one of my questions is:
"Why are certificates called certificate *requests*?"  I would think that a
request for a certificate would be a message on the order of [a machine
encoded:] "Hello would you please send me your certificate?", or "Hello,
would you please send me your certificate for example.net?"

Instead, I find that a certificate request (crt) is an actual certificate

I'm having difficulty finding in my research, answers to basic questions
like this.  What's a good forum on the Internet for finding answers to more
fundamental SSL questions like this?

Thank you,
  Lion Kimbro
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