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

July 14, 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
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