I'm interested in learning how to setup a Windows server to provide SSL service to other web sites. I'd like to offer a free service to my local customers and anyone who wants to secure their online operations.
hcpanel : Okay that makes a bit more sense. Now here's the deal with providing SSL Certificates. Essentially it costs a *LOT* of money to be able to offer 'trusted' certificates. You have to pay a large amount for insurance, and have to be able to be pretty much positive that you're safe from security issues. All it takes is one security compromise and your root cert getting out to make every certificate you sold vulnerable to spoofing/attacks.
Thanks for your great info, i learn something new. IN the first place, i didn't mean to sell any certs, just want to learn new tech, know the process and maybe provide a solution to secure our own sites.
You know, in my country, there's no real online shopping, we just browse for the product and make an order by phone.
So no credit card required, no threat at all. However, we do need to have a solution to secure personal info like user password etc when using a pc in public.
To get you started, have a look at http://www.startssl.com/ and http://cacert.org/. StartSSL provides you with free SSL certificates which are trusted by most web browsers (I think no other CA does it for this price) and CACert, while not included in most web browsers, allows you to get started quickly, and is a rather open organization with lots of documentation which is great to learn how it all works. Nevertheless, even then will you have to spend a remarkable amount of time into understanding X.509 and PKI.