Linux Mint How to Create/Generate A OpenSSL/SSL Self-Signed Certificate Easy Guide

July 15, 2013 | By Regaz.

This Short Guide shows you How to Create/Make/Generate an OpenSSL/SSL Self-Signed Certificate on Linux Mint.

To Generate an OpenSSL/SSL Self-Signed Certificate you will Need to have Installed on System the OpenSSL Package for Linux Mint.

To the Article Top there is a Link to Guide for How to Create a Private SSL Key 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 a Certificate Signing Request:

    openssl req -new -key myKEY.pem -out myCSR.pem

    During Process you will be Prompted to Answer to Some Questions…

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  4. Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate:

    openssl x509 -req -in myCSR.pem -signkey myKEY.pem -out myCERT.pem
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