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From Daniel Hallmark <>
Subject [OFF-TOPIC] Re: Issuing self-signed certificates to users for SSLv3
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 17:32:04 GMT
On 4 April 2003, wrote:

> I know it's not absolutely tomcat-specific, but maybe another Tomcat-user 
> has come across this issue.
> We want to set up a Certificate Authority and issue self-signed 
> certificates to users which then will use SSLv3 client certificate 
> authentication to authenticate with Tomcat.
> Does anybody know an easy tool to generate certificates and package them 
> into PKCS #12 files (PFX-files, password-protected).

You can use OpenSSL on a unix/linux box.  It has scripts all set up to
create your dummy CA certificate.  You can then use that cert to sign
SSL cert requests for your server or to generate client certificates.


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