It’s one of those things you need to do once and forget about it. Sometimes it’s necessary to develop something which required talking to a webservice. A lot of the times, the webservice is secured with an SSL certificate in the real world.
As most companies don’t want to spend good money to real SSL certificates for development workstations/servers, we have to create our own. You can of course develop the functionality with a non-secured environment, but for testing purposes it’s probably useful to have the test environment match the QA or production servers.
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