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

July 15th, 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…

    How-to Generate a SSL Private Key on Ubuntu Linux:

    Generate a SSL Private Key
  4. Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate:

    openssl x509 -req -in myCSR.pem -signkey myKEY.pem -out myCERT.pem
  5. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Linux-Mint:

    Installing Chrome for Mint
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