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Very brief introduction to create a CA and a CERT

To make certificate authority: mkdir CA
cd CA
mkdir certs crl newcerts private
echo "01" > serial
cp /dev/null index.txt
cp /usr/local/openssl/openssl.cnf.sample openssl.cnf
vi openssl.cnf (set values)
openssl req -new -x509 -keyout private/cakey.pem -out cacert.pem -days 365 -config openssl.cnf

To make a new certificate: cd CA (same directory created above)
openssl req -nodes -new -x509 -keyout newreq.pem -out newreq.pem -days 365 -config openssl.cnf

(certificate and private key in file newreq.pem) To sign new certificate with certificate authority: cd CA (same directory created above)
openssl x509 -x509toreq -in newreq.pem -signkey newreq.pem -out tmp.pem
openssl ca -config openssl.cnf -policy policy_anything -out newcert.pem -infiles tmp.pem
rm -f tmp.pem

(newcert.pem contains signed certificate, newreq.pem still contains unsigned certificate and private key)

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