How to Use Really Simple SSL
How to use really simple SSL with Firefox is the question of many users that often have problem with the lack of an SSL option in their browser. When talking about SSL (Secure Socket Layer) what immediately comes into your mind? Well, this is the method of securing all the communication between you and your website or online service provider. SSL, as we all know is the method of securely transmitting sensitive information from one end to another with the help of a public network or internet. As a matter of fact, SSL was first introduced in the year 2021 with the support of Netscape Communications Corporation.
How to use SSL on your PC? Well, to start off, you need to download and install the latest version of your web browser, namely Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome. Once installed, you should then click on the “Tools” icon located at the top right corner of your browser. This will open up a new window. Once you have opened it, you should see a browser menu with an icon of “SSL”. Select it and you will be given a choice to select an option such as “Certificate” or “SSL Settings”.
Select “SSL Certificate” and you will be directed to a page where you should enter the IP address of your target website. Remember that you should not include any other option such as “port” or “text”. You should then click “OK”. When prompted, you will be given the option of differentiating between a ‘keyboard entry’ and an ‘SSL public key pair’. Select the latter and you will be asked to enter the private key.
The next step on how to use really simple SSL with Firefox is to fill out the ‘SSL Certificate’ field. Once you have completed this step, you will be given a choice to save the certificate. Choose the same path for your browser which you want to connect to and then click on “Save Certificate”. A message will pop up on your screen which indicates that you are successfully saving the certificate. You will then be shown an SSL key image.
Double-click on the image and you will be directed to a page in which you should enter the private key that you have just created. You will then see a window where you need to enter the public key which is found in the same directory as the private key. Follow the same steps mentioned above. Click “OK” once you are done to complete the process.
Finally, let us look at how to use really simple SSL with Firefox in order to set up the browser again. Open the browser’s main menu by clicking the Firefox button on the top left corner of your screen. Select “Tools” and then click “SSL / SSL certificates”. In the field, enter the IP address which you have used earlier to access the website of your choice.
Enter all the required information and then click “Submit”. Wait until the browser is completely set up. Then select “SSL/Certs” from the main menu and then click on the button “SSL verification”. The verification process will take place and you will get a message if all the required features have been enabled. If they are, then proceed with the next step.
On the next step, you will see a window with a key picture and the private key associated with it. Click on the “Obtain Certificate/ Keys” link. This link is a mandatory requirement for Mozilla browsers. If you have no idea how to use SSL then this step should not come in mind. Follow all the steps and you will have yourself a professionally looking private key in a matter of minutes.