09-10-2013 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
This is a one liner for OpenSSL to generate a self signed certificate and private key.
openssl req -nodes -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 356
This is the output. Fill it in as required:
Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key ......................+++ ....................................+++ writing new private key to 'key.pem' ----- You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated into your certificate request. What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN. There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank. ----- Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:NL State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:Zuid Holland Locality Name (eg, city) :Rotterdam Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:Sparkling Network Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) :QA Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) :example.sparklingnetwork.nl Email Address :
If you want a password on the private key, remove the