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From Mikey <empur...@empy.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Generating keys for mod_ssl
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2004 00:03:43 GMT
I recommend going to www.thawte.com and looking at their documentation 
for generating a key for Apache+mod_ssl. They have really thorough, 
easy-to-read documentation on generating keys.












-mikey

On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 15:47:54 -0400, cnelson@nycap.rr.com wrote:
> (I'm not sure this is quite the right forum to ask but I hope you'll 
> bear with me though what might be an only tangentially-related 
> question.)
> 
> I'm trying to get set up to use mod_ssl with Apache httpd 1.29.  For 
> various reasons, I can't get openssl to install and run on my Linux 
> system.  I was able to get Sun's keytool installed but it seems to 
> generate keys in a different format (I'm not sure how to get keytool 
> to create a server.key to put in my ssl.key directory).  
> 
> I've found some web resources which talk me thought using openssl to 
> configure mod_ssl files and pages that talk about jsse vs. mod_ssl or 
> keytool vs. openssl but nothing that really helps me do what I need 
> to do: generate a self-signed certificate (and corresponding private 
> key) for my web server.  Now I'm trying to understand enough to ask 
> better questions or figure out what's going wrong.
> 
> - Can I use keytool to create the files for mod_ssl?  How do I get 
> data out of a keytool keystore and into a mod_ssl ssl.key file?
> 
> - I inherited this system from someone else and don't understand why 
> he did somethings.  Like, why would I ever want a server.csr file on 
> my production system.  Isn't certificate signing something that'd be 
> done offline?
> 
> - What do I really need to run mod_ssl?  Just ssl.key/server.key and 
> ssl.crt/server/crt?  What else?  Why?
> 
> Thanks for any pointers.
> 
>                             Chris
> 
> 
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