Agree that's Let's Encrypt is a good free service for internal use. Just 
thought I'd throw in the caveat here that I believe the certs are only good 
for 90 days, in case that matters to folks.

Thanks,
Adam

Adam B. Bowling
Emerald Data Networks
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open-ils-general 
[mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Ben 
Shum
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:42 AM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group <open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org>
Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Disabling SSL in Evergreen ILS

I'd suggest getting free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt --  
https://letsencrypt.org/

There's been some discussion in the past on this subject on the Evergreen 
dev mailing list:
http://list.georgialibraries.org/pipermail/open-ils-dev/2016-June/010153.html

While I'd be curious to see how that would affect a primarily intranet based 
Evergreen system (meaning, I think you'd still want to have a FQDN hostname 
for your Evergreen system and not a local hostname or IP address used 
internally), I think that they offer a good service for SSL certificates.

I imagine there's plenty more thoughts or suggestions on the subject since 
that time.

-- Ben

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Josh Stompro <stomp...@exchange.larl.org> 
wrote:
> StartSSL shouldn’t be used any more.  They were banned from Chrome and
> Firefox early this year because of reasons including the fact that
> they were silently purchased by a Chinese company, and because they
> were issuing back dated certificates to get around the SHA-1 phase
> out.  They also allowed users to get certificates for main domains if
> they could certify that they had control of subdomains.
>
>
>
> https://arstechnica.com/security/2016/09/firefox-ready-to-block-certif
> icate-authority-that-threatened-web-security/
>
>
>
> Josh Stompro - LARL IT Director
>
>
>
> From: Open-ils-general
> [mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf
> Of Bill Ott
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:10 AM
> To: open-ils-general@list.georgialibraries.org
> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Disabling SSL in Evergreen ILS
>
>
>
> For single server implementations, there are also free certificates
> available from organizations like StartSSL.
>
>
>
> On 03/30/2017 10:04 AM, Rogan Hamby wrote:
>
> While SSL on an intranet may not be necessary it still isn't harmful.
> I may be of a paranoid bent but you can have security issues even on
> an intranet, especially large geographically distributed ones.  And
> with the increasingly punitive behavior of browsers to punish
> non-encrypted connections in various ways (usually with warnings and
> such) I'd question if it would be easier to just implement the SSL for the 
> intranet than try to pass around it.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Rogan Hamby
>
> Data and Project Analyst
>
> Equinox Open Library Initiative
>
> phone:  1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457)
>
> email:  ro...@equinoxinitiative.org
>
> web:  http://EquinoxInitiative.org
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Jason Stephenson <ja...@sigio.com> 
> wrote:
>
> I should add that the staff client requires SSL and there's no easy
> way to chagne that, so you can't completely disable SSL and expect
> things to still function properly.
>
>
>
>
> On 03/30/2017 09:23 AM, Jason Stephenson wrote:
>> Jayaraj,
>>
>> It would be done via the Apache configuration files. You'd move
>> everything from the SSL enabled vhost configurations to the non-SSL
>> vhosts, i.e everything from the port 443 configuration sections to
>> the port 80 configuration. Some of that configuration is duplicated,
>> so only the unique things need to go.
>>
>> There may also be some directives to force SSL on some locations.
>> You'll want to remove those also.
>>
>> I'm writing this from memory without looking at the files, which is
>> alway a bad thing to do, but I think that covers it.
>>
>> HtH,
>> Jason
>>
>> On 03/30/2017 04:16 AM, Jayaraj JR wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Greetings of the day !
>>>
>>> SSL or https is a better option as far as security is concerned. But
>>> the heightened security level may not be necessary at many times
>>> especially while using Evergreen in Intranet. Besides the browser
>>> often warns the user that entering to my account in evergreen
>>> catalog is dangerous if purchased SSL is not implemented. This may
>>> often create confusion for childern and beginning users who are not well 
>>> versed with computers.
>>> They are very often advised to add security exception for accessing
>>> the library catalog.
>>>
>>> It would appreciable, if any option or configuration is available to
>>> disable the SSL and to use the full library catalog via http.
>>> Kindly advice the configuration to use my account in Evergreen
>>> catalog via http itself and not https
>>>
>>> --
>>> Thanks in Advance,
>>>
>>> Jayaraj J R
>>> Library Information Assistant
>>> IISER Thiruvananthapuram
>
>
>
>



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Benjamin Shum
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