How-to Generate a SSL Signed Certificate for FREE on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Easy Guide

May 17, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Obtain a SSL Signed Certificate for Ubuntu 13.10 Server

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Generate a Free/Non-Free SSL Signed Certificate for Linux Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander i386/amd64 Server.

The Prerequisite to a SSL Signed Certificate is the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) that You have to Send to the CA (Certification Authority).

This Certificate is Need for a Production Server Environment, but for Development You can simpy Use instead a Self-Signed SSL Certificate.

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    How Generate a “Self-Signed” SSL Certificate for Ubuntu:

    Self-Signed Certificate on Ubuntu
  1. Login into Shell

  2. Generate Keys needed for CSR

    mkdir $HOME/ssl; cd $HOME/ssl
    openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 2048

    Remember the Entered Password (Best if at least 8 Chars Long).

  3. Make a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

    openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

    Enter the Keys Password.

    Then proceed to Set: Company Name, Site Name, Admin Email, Domain Name…

    Your CSR will be created and it will be stored in the server.csr File.

  4. Find a Certificate Authority to Get a SSL Signed Certificate

    How-to Get a Free SSL Signed Certificate:

    Get SSL Signed Certificate for FREE

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