Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Work with PKI Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Create a self-signed certificate

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Create a self-signed certificate

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 110.3 Securing data with encryption
  • CompTIA: 3.2 Given a scenario, configure and implement appropriate access and authentication methods.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Create a Self-signed Certificate

A certificate is a method for securing a communication between users and a Web server. If a certificate, which can be SSL or TLS certificate, encrypts the communication during transmission. If a certificate is not used, the information over the Internet travels in the clear-text format and can be intercepted easily. SSL is now obsolete and has been replaced by TLS.

In this exercise, you will learn to create a self-signed certificate.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Create a self-signed certificate

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