Fixing OpenSSL on WordPress Windows PHP 5.6+

Background: i ran into OpenSSL errors during the Disqus plugin setup. there’s tons of hits suggesting various solutions, below is the very simple solution that worked for me… Sample error messages: SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed Failed to enable crypto in … TL;DR: download latest cacert.pem place it in a pertinent folder (e.g. $\wp-includes\certificates) edit your […]

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Free SSL Certs

LetsEncrypt.org is a wonderfully progressive initiative… free certs for all, to promote better internet security, nice!   this windows tool made quick work of plugging it into IIS vs the more unix’y stuff they suggest on their home page literally just seconds to launch the win tool and hitting a key to select which IIS […]

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Enable SSL Connections to SQL Server

“SQL Server Transport Encryption” is a good Google phrase for this technology. Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191192.aspx Obtain an SSL Certificate A self signed certificate is easy and works fine… here’s one way: Get the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=17275 All you’ll need is the “SelfSSL.exe” tool so the custom install is minimal. Find SelfSSL.exe in default […]

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