[CentOS] generate certiciate help

Dan Burkland dburklan at NMDP.ORG
Thu Mar 25 17:57:01 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Miguel Medalha
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] generate certiciate help
> Maybe this will help:
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/ls-
> Certification_Authority/index.html
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CentOS provides a wrapper script that allows a user to easily create their own CA. To create your own CA perform the following steps:

1) /etc/pki/tls/misc/CA -newca (respond to all prompts)
2) Now that your CA is created, you can now generate cert requests by performing the following command: /etc/pki/tls/misc/CA -newreq 
3) With the request now created, sign it by running /etc/pki/tls/misc/CA -sign

Move the newly created key & cert files to the designated directory and reference their location in your app configuration.

Dan Burkland

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