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+ - SSL Certificates for Intranet Sites? 2

Submitted by wiedzmin
wiedzmin (1269816) writes "Anybody who has worked with or around anything dubbed as an "appliance" in the past 5 years, knows that they now usually come with a management web-interface, and that the web-interface is usually "secure". However, no company in their right mind (accounting mind that is) will spend $400/year per appliance to buy Verisign SSL certificates to secure web-interfaces on networks that may not even have Internet access at the time. So network administrators, and sometimes end-users, are stuck clicking away at the annoying "Continue to this website (not recommended)" messages every time they connect, setting an unhealthy precedence when it comes to the actual security of SSL and the much-hyped-about MITM attacks. So the question I have for the /. crowd is — do you have valid SSL certificates on your intranet sites and if so — what do you use? Any cost-neutral, or at least cost-conscious solutions out there that don't involve manually distributing your certificates and CRL to every workstation in the company? Thanks."
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SSL Certificates for Intranet Sites?

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  • This is fairly easy if you are in a Windows Domain environment. We self sign our intranet certificates internally using a CA we've defined in group policy as to be trusted by every workstation on the domain. It took about 2 hours to set this up including the local CA and certs on our intranet sites.

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