Knowledge Base Articles

Creating a Certificate Using MakeCert

This article discusses the purpose of SSL/TLS server certificates and how to create a certificate that can be used for testing purposes on your own development system.

Creating a Runtime License Key

To redistribute an application created using one or more SocketTools components, the application must initialize each component with a runtime license key. This is discussed in several places in the help, including the Licensing Information section, the Initialization section in the Developer’s Guide and the initialization functions and/or methods in the Technical Reference. It is important ...[Read More]

Structured Data Over Stream Sockets

This article discusses several methods for exchanging structured messages over stream-based TCP sockets.

Connections Fail Using Test Certificate

The SocketTools server components can use self-signed certificates to enable secure connections without requiring that you purchase and install a certificate from a Certificate Authority. These certificates are installed on the local host, and are typically used for testing purposes. However, when attempting to connect to the server using Chrome or Firefox, an error is returning specifying that th ...[Read More]