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June 26, 2009

Self-signed Certificates

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 4:35 pm

Note that this is from a previous page I had that I’m republishing here as the machine that hosted that old page is now gone. There are some things that need to be clarified, but for now it is what it is.

Why become your own CA? Sure there are a lot of instructions out there that show you how to create self-signed certificates, but if you have a number of servers you’re doing this for, you’d have to give the certs out to those who want to use them for each and every service. This way you don’t. You only have to give them the public CA certificate and all of the certs you sign with your CA key will be acceptable to them. Besides, it’s fun for everyone involved.


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