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SSL certificate

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I notice that SSL certificate uses RSA while self-signed ceritificate uses DSA.

I have searched the web but cannot find the explanation for this.

Is this because SSL certificate is not signed by the server itself?

Could you provide some threads/hints here?

Thanks!

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    Posted on Dec 31, 2011 at 03:26 PM
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    Posted on Jan 01, 2012 at 06:11 AM

    Hello Joy,

    As per my knowledge, for RSA keys the default is 2048 bits for encryption where as DSA must be exactly 1024 bits. Since SSL needs strong security/encryption, SAP recommends RSA. Self-signed certificates do not need strong encryption, so we use DSA.

    Hope it helps....

    Thanks,

    Siva Kumar

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