[CentOS] selfsigned ssl certificate

Wed Apr 12 20:18:18 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 4/12/06, D. Ivago <batsleer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I need to setup a secure ssl site but I'm using a FC3 howto wich is not
> compatibel anymore wwith Centos 4.2
>  Now I removed the standard crt.key and server.key files and used the make
> testcert script in  /etc/httpd/conf to create a new one with the appropriate
> company name and such.
>  But this certificate requires a passphrase everytime apache starts and I
> rather would like to remove this passphrase.
>  Does anyone know a good quick and dirty howto for centos to create a
> selfsigned ssl certificate without a passphrase?

Create one with a passphrase as you have before, then strip the passphrase out.

'man rsa' in the shell and scroll to the Examples section. There's a
good walkthrough there for removing the passphrase.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke