How to create a self-signed SSL Certificate

The following command steps I did to generate  SSL Certificates on AIX Version 5.3!

Step 1: Generate a Private Key
openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 1024

Step 2: Generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

Step 3: Remove Passphrase from Key
cp server.key
openssl rsa -in -out server.key

Step 4: Generating a Self-Signed Certificate
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt

Step 5: Installing the Private Key and Certificate
cp server.crt /etc/opt/freeware/apache/conf/ssl.crt
cp server.key /etc/opt/freeware/apache/conf/ssl.key

Step 6: Configuring SSL Enabled Virtual Hosts
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/opt/freeware/apache/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/opt/freeware/apache/conf/ssl.key/server.key

Step 7: Restart Apache and Test
apachectl stop
apachectl startssl



About davidand

Hi, welcome to my blogs. My name is David Andriansyah. I am currently working as an independent Cognos Business Intelligence consultant, and I also as Freelance Web Developer. View all posts by davidand

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