Tipps and Tricks creating a SSL Certificate

In order to create a SSL Certificate one needs a CSR request for the server first. Under Linux it is very easy to create such an request:

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout domain.key -out domain.csr

will do the job. Afterwards you have a csr file and a private key in the directory where you executed the command.

If your private key is protected by a password you can remove the password by:

> openssl rsa -in old.key -out new.key

During this process it is necessary to give the password once. The new key will not be protected by a password any more.

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