Tomcat – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you will first need to create a keystore for your Tomcat server. Tomcat uses keystores for its certificate web server configurations. If you lose your keystore file or your password to access it your SSL Certificate will no longer match and you will need to replace the certificate. Note: Tomcat is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The naming conventions of the files and alias names used can be specified to fit your own environment.  You will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. In order to generate a keystore for your Tomcat system perform the following instructions listed below. Step 1: Create a Keystore: Create a certificate keystore […]

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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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