Please explain: Creating the TLS/SSL Certificate
wcooley at nakedape.cc
Fri Aug 13 23:58:06 EDT 2004
On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 18:42, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:
> * Jacob Friis Larsen <jfl at list.idg.dk> [040811 23:23]:
> > Could someone explain what this does?
> > I found it at
> > http://www.delouw.ch/linux/Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO/html/cyrus-config.html
> > Does it create a self signed certificate?
> > Is there an easier way on Debian?
> Probably not. Complicated as it may look it is as easy as it can get.
> > >*Creating the TLS/SSL Certificate*
> > >
> > >If you want to enable Cyrus' TLS/SSL facilities, you have to create a
> > >certificate first. This requires an OpenSSL installation
> > >
> > >openssl req -new -nodes -out req.pem -keyout key.pem
> This creates your private key.
> > >openssl rsa -in key.pem -out new.key.pem
> > >openssl x509 -in req.pem -out ca-cert -req \
> > >-signkey new.key.pem -days 999
> This is where you as private CA sign the private key and make it a
> public certificate (new.key.pem)
Is there something to this process that isn't done here?
Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Naked Ape Consulting http://nakedape.cc
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