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Old 10-26-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default HTTPS key location

where is the key stored used in HTTPS communications? I would like to automate a few things at work using a php script... i can usually reconstruct whats going on with my packet sniffer but the site i HAVE to use (which is terrible for data entry... poorly designed from an end user stand point) encrypts the communications. I am a legitimate user with a username and passkey. What i would like to know is where does the ssl/tls key get stored on the client side?

Im not an TLS expert but I'm kinda guessing it goes something like this

Client accesses some resource via https, a key is transferred for secure communication the key is used to decrypt/encrypt transmissions.

Is the key my certificate?

Wheres the key!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (again not to familiar with TLS/SSL)

Thanks in advance!!1

looking for private key. i have found the public key in the certificate.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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private key is stored on server, public is on your computer
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