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Revision as of 03:46, 21 June 2009

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-----