[CentOS] Export/Import wild card SSL

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Tue Oct 23 16:22:25 EDT 2012


2012/10/23 aurfalien <aurfalien at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
>
> This topic is one that I am ignorant on and appreciate any guidance.
>
> My scenario;
>
> I have a wild card SSL installed on one of my CentOS boxes.
>
> As I understand it, this server was used as a sort of master when originally generating and receiving the wild card SSL cert (got the cert from GoDaddy BTW).
>
> So, now I must export some file(s) from that server so that I can import it/them to another server.
>
> Were do I begin?
>
> I did manage to generate a .cer from a pem belonging to my master server via;
>
> openssl x509 in ca.pem -inform PEM -out somefile.crt.cer -outform DER
>
> But I honestly do not under stand what I did here and have a feeling this is incomplete as aren't public and private key involved some how?
>
> I have my ca.csr (my request file), ca.key (my private key) and ca.pem (my public key) files in hand and ready.  A backup has been made for testing.

Looks like you are a bit lost in ssl-forest. just copy your privatekey
and signed cert file to another box and configure apache. that is all
that is needed. no need to do any kind of conversions, just copy files
from original box.

--
Eero


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