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Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using RedHat Stronghold Web Server

Step 1: Generate a Private Key

Keys and certificates are managed through three scripts: genkey, getcert and genreq. These are part of the normal Stronghold distribution. Keys and certificates are stored in the directory$SSLTOP/private/, where SSLTOP is typically /usr/local/ssl.

Note: If you already have a key for your server, you can directly proceed with Step 2.

When prompted, enter y to create the key pair and follow the instructions in Step 2.

Step 2: Create your Certificate Signing Request

If you are using the genkey script, follow the instructions below, otherwise use genreq script to generate the CSR

During the order process, you will be asked to "Copy & Paste" the contents of CSR file into the CSR field on the order form.

Additional information

For additional information, please visit http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/stronghold/.