Linux Mint How-to Create/Generate a OpenSSL/SSL Private Key Easy Guide

July 14th, 2013 by Regaz

This Short Guide Shows You How-to Create/Make/Generate an OpenSSL/SSL .pem Private Key on Linux Mint.

To Generate a Private OpenSSL .pem Key You will Need to have Installed on System the OpenSSL for Linux Mint.

Finally to the article Bottom there is a Link to Guides for How-to Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate to Secure Your Server on Linux Mint.

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  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

  2. Check if OpenSSL is Installed
    which openssl

    To Get Installed OpenSSL for Linux Mint:

    su -c "apt-get install openssl"
  3. Generate the OpenSSL Private Key:

    openssl genrsa -out my_key.pem 1024
  4. How-to Create a Self-Signed Certificate on Linux Mint:

    Self-Signed Certificate for Mint
  5. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Linux-Mint:

    Installing Chrome for Mint

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