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

July 17th, 2013 by Regaz

This Short Guide Shows You How-to Create/Make/Generate an OpenSSL/SSL Self-Signed Certificate on Ubuntu Linux.

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

To the Article Top there is a Link to Guide for How-to Create a Private SSL Key on Ubuntu Linux.

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

    Cmd and Search “term”

    Ubuntu Linux Raring Open Terminal
  2. Check if OpenSSL is Installed
    which openssl

    To Get Installed OpenSSL for Ubuntu Linux:

    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 Ubuntu:

    Installing Chrome for Ubuntu

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