[CentOS] Export/Import wild card SSL

aurfalien aurfalien at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 17:44:34 EDT 2012


On Oct 23, 2012, at 1:22 PM, Eero Volotinen wrote:

> 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.

Ain't that the truth.

> just copy your privatekey
> and signed cert file to another box and configure apache. that is all
> that is needed.

Wow, so simple that its complicated :)

Many thanks.

- aurf


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