How to Convert an SSL Server Certificate from Apache to PKCS12/PFX

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache to pfx also known as a pkcs#12 file. This will require a conversion using OpenSSL that is on the Apache System. Apache systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. To move your certificate keypair from Apache to PFX perform the following: Step 1: Finding your […]

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JBoss HTTP Server – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. JBoss HTTP Server (Apache) is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on JBoss HTTP Server  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out <private key file […]

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How to move SSL Certificate from Apache to Titan FTP

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your SSL certificate, its private key, and its intermediate CA from Apache to Titan FTP Apache  systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding your SSL Certificate, its Private key, and Intermediate CA file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files […]

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How to Move SSL certificate from Apache to Tomcat

Apache uses x509 pem/crt  files which is  is very different than a Tomcat system that uses keystores. You will follow these steps to copy, convert, and move the working Apache certificate to the Tomcat server. Both Apache and Tomcat are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. Step 1: Finding/converting your SSL certificate and key file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files necessary. SSLCertificateFile /usr/local/ssl/crt/public.crt   SSLCertificateFile tells Apache how to […]

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How to move SSL certificate from Apache to Apache

Apache uses x509 pem/crt certificate files for its configurations. You will follow these steps to copy, move and import your files from Apache to Apache system. Apache  systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. You will have to apply these examples to your own environment.  We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding/converting your SSL certificate and key file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files necessary on the Apache system that has the installed SSL certificate. […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – SSL Installation

Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate On Apache SSL perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server […]

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Export and Backup a certificate from Apache

Apache web servers use pem X509 files for its SSL certificate key configurations. We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on the Apache web server. Apache systems can have customized environments you may have to make the necessary adjustments pertaining to your own system. You will follow these steps to copy, and backup the SSL certificate with its private key. To perform the Export and Backup of an SSL certificate in Apache perform the following. Step 1: Finding your SSL certificate and key files on Apache: Note: The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf file […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on Apache (OpenSSL/Nginx/ModSSL)  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out privatekeyfilename.key 2048 […]

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