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Creating a certificate with OpenSSL

  1. If necessary, download and install Open SSL and ensure hat the openssl.cnf file is located in the BIN folder for OpenSSL.
  2. In the CLI, go to the BIN folder.

    In this example, the command is:

    cd c:\OpenSSL\bin

  3. Generate an RSA key:

    openssl genrsa -aes256 -out fgcaprivkey.pem 2048 -config openssl cnf

    This RSA key uses AES-256 encryption and a 2048-bit key.

  4. When prompted, enter a passphrase for encrypting the private key.

    Use the following command to launch OpenSSL, submit a new certificate request, and sign the request:

    openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -extensions v3_ca -key fgcaprivkey.pem -out fgcacert.pem -config openssl.cnf

    The result is a standard x509 binary certificate that’s valid for 3650 days (approximately 10 years).

  5. When prompted, re-enter the passphrase for encryption, then enter the details for the certificate request such as location and organization name.

    Two files are created: a public certificate (fgcacert.pem) and a private key (fgcaprivkey.pem).

Creating a certificate with OpenSSL

  1. If necessary, download and install Open SSL and ensure hat the openssl.cnf file is located in the BIN folder for OpenSSL.
  2. In the CLI, go to the BIN folder.

    In this example, the command is:

    cd c:\OpenSSL\bin

  3. Generate an RSA key:

    openssl genrsa -aes256 -out fgcaprivkey.pem 2048 -config openssl cnf

    This RSA key uses AES-256 encryption and a 2048-bit key.

  4. When prompted, enter a passphrase for encrypting the private key.

    Use the following command to launch OpenSSL, submit a new certificate request, and sign the request:

    openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -extensions v3_ca -key fgcaprivkey.pem -out fgcacert.pem -config openssl.cnf

    The result is a standard x509 binary certificate that’s valid for 3650 days (approximately 10 years).

  5. When prompted, re-enter the passphrase for encryption, then enter the details for the certificate request such as location and organization name.

    Two files are created: a public certificate (fgcacert.pem) and a private key (fgcaprivkey.pem).