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How to create my own self-signed web server certificate
Question: I want to set up a test web server and use secure http (https). How can I create my own certificate without paying to Verisign?
Answer: You only need to download the tool openssl. Then you can do these 3 steps:
- 1) Create a Private Key
openssl genrsa -des3 -out our_system.key 1024
or - if you want to set a password:
openssl genrsa -out our_system.key 1024
- 2) Create a Certificate Signing Request
openssl req -new -key our_system.key -out our_system.csr -config openssl.cnf
- 3) Creating a Self-Signed Certificate
openssl req -new -key our_system.key -x509 -out our_system.crt -config openssl.cnf
Note: openssl.cnf is a config file with all the default information. You probably don't have this at hand. Remove the -config openssl.cnf in that case.
Put those three files (our_system.*) in the location as specified in apache's httpd.conf configuration file.
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