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From "Turner, John" <>
Subject RE: Creating a Certificate Signing Request
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2002 15:39:11 GMT

No, it has nothing to do with the OS.  It's web server dependent (as the
Verisign documents explain), not OS dependent.  In Mr. Sanchez's scenario,
his web server is tomcat, not any of the web servers that Verisign has
listed at that URL, which is exactly his question:

If tomcat is the web server, how do you generate a CSR for a CA like

You can generate a CSR using the keytool command:

John Turner

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Bacon []
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 11:31 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Creating a Certificate Signing Request

On Thu, 2002-08-15 at 10:55, Gabe Sanchez wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to the list, so please bear with me. I am running a server with
> RedHat Linux 7.2, with Tomcat 4.0.3 as the web server. I am in the process
> of trying to buy a digital certificate from Verisign but am unable to find
> any information on how to create a Certificate Signing Request. I called
> Verisign, and they told me that they do not have any documentation on how
> do this. Can someone please help.

This is actually OS dependent, not really a tomcat thing. Verisign does
indeed have instructions at:


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