SSL – Getting an A+ Grade For Your Site
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SSL – Getting an A+ Grade For Your Site

Understanding and correcting SSL letter grades from popular rating agencies
4.5 (33 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,734 students enrolled
Created by Peter Gien
Last updated 11/2019
English
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand popular ratings for SSL site security
  • Gain an understanding of what goes into a good SSL grade
  • Understand how to select correct SSL Protocols
  • Understand Certificate issues
  • Understand Cipher Suites
  • Learn how to configure an IIS web server to get an SSL grade of A
Requirements
  • Basic understanding of web servers
  • Elementary understanding of SSL/TLS
Description

Welcome to my course on SSL – getting an A Grade for your site. With this course you will learn how to test a web site for common SSL/TLS misconfigurations and how to interpret common SSL grade results so that they can be easily corrected. You will learn how to select protocols, cipher suites and certificates in order to get an A plus rating on your site. You will also gain an understanding of SSL hand shakes, keys and signatures.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone configuring SSL on web servers
  • IT managers administrators tasked with improving SSL grades
Course content
Expand all 5 lectures 32:24
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:14

Introduction, intended audience and some background on why SSL grades matter

Preview 02:14
+ Background and Key Concepts in SSL
1 lecture 06:44

Understand SSL protocols, cipher suites and certificates and how they affect SSL grades

Key Concepts in SSL
06:44
+ Testing Your Site's Security Grade A-F
1 lecture 15:27

Common online SSL grade testing tools. Understanding SSLLabs reports and how protocols, cipher suites and certificates affect your SSL grade

Testing a Site with a Good Grade
15:27
+ Testing a Site with a Bad SSL Grade
1 lecture 02:13

Test a site that has poor protocol, cipher suite and certificate choices. Understand how these affect the grade.

Use SSLLabs to test a site with a bad grade
02:13
+ Correcting an IIS Server - turning an F into an A
1 lecture 05:46

Use free tools to correct protocols and cipher suites on an IIS and Ubuntu/Apache server

Correcting Common Settings for Protocol and Cipher Suite
05:46