[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 18:16:55 UTC 2009

> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 12:56 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Lanny wrote:
>>> "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.
> Mark: Thank you for replying. It's a real SSL cert.  I found a page
> about openssl commands at NCSA at U. Illinois and when I tried an
> openssl command that might work, discovered that openssl is not
> available to me.....    :-)      Now awaiting reply from OLM Tech

You might want to mouse around the server - it could just be that openssl
isn't in your path, which isn't unreasonable for an ordinary user. Check
the man page, and see what it says, or rpm -ql openssl


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