Difference between revisions of "Generate a certificate request for a commercial Certificate Authority"
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(creating a CSR)
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Generate a key for the certificate request.
openssl genrsa -out www.foo.com.key 2048
The next line will prompt for certificate details. The common name (CN) must be the same as the domain name of the web site.
openssl req -new -nodes -key www.foo.com.key -out www.foo.com.csr
The resulting file will look something like:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- MIICwzCCAasCAQAwfjELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxFDASBgNVBAgTC0Nvbm5lY3RpY3V0 .... ... ... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----