[CentOS] OT: What are the 2 openssl commands I need to use?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Dec 29 17:56:46 UTC 2009


> I looked on the openssl man page but am too dense with commands to
> understand what I need to do.....   Ran into problems generating a key
> and CSR for SSL,  because the web site is on a server with an old
> Ensim Control Panel.  Please someone knowledgeable,  give me the
> openssl commands I need to use, after I ssh into the web site, to
> generate a 2048 bit key and csr.  TIA and Happy New Year!
>
> "I believe the issue you are having is due to the size of the
> encryption key. The ensim control panel generates a 1024 bit key,
> where the certificate you got was 2048 bits.  What you need to do is
> generate a 2048 bit key and csr on your domain. You would need to
> login in to your domain through ssh and generate the files from the
> command line."

It sounds, actually, as though you're talking about Certs for a web
server. In that case, here's the best answer:
<http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ssl/ssl_faq.html#aboutcerts>
which walks you through either creating a self-signed cert, or getting it
ready to obtain a real one.

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