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I dont want to pay for certificate because its just for my development site can i install any certificate to enable encryption i dont care if browser going to warn against it or not as long ssl will work.

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Openssl can help you to build own CA (and server cert from thisCA) or just issue self-signed certificate

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Yes you can generate a localized cert to your website for testing purposes. How you go about doing it will certainly depend on what web server you are going to use.

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  • Generating doesn't depends from used webserver, only enabling on server Nov 12, 2011 at 14:38
  • true but the process for generate is different from apache, to IIS, to nginx. No?? Perhaps MrXEe can elaborate on the help they are requiring?
    – organicit
    Nov 15, 2011 at 23:46
  • "true but the process for generate is different from apache, to IIS, to nginx. No??" - I'm not sure what you can't use prepared by 3-rd party cert+privkey files in IIS: never used IIS, and httpsin nginx also... can make mistake Nov 15, 2011 at 23:54
  • it is like we are doubles partners vollying the ball to each other waiting for the other person on the other side of the net....
    – organicit
    Nov 16, 2011 at 0:10

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