OpenSSL

OpenSSL Debian 5

How to install OpenSSL on Debian 5

  1. Install OpenSSL
    apt-get -y install openssl

How to configure OpenSSL on Debian 5

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OpenSSL Fedora 13

How to install OpenSSL on Fedora 13

  1. Install OpenSSL
    yum install openssl

How to configure OpenSSL on Fedora 13

  1. Change your working directory to /etc/pki/CA
    cd /etc/pki/CA
  2. Create a file that holds the database of certificates
    touch index.txt
  3. Create a file that holds the next certificate serial number
    echo '01' > serial
  4. Create a file that holds the next Certificate Revocation List serial number

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Certificate Revocation List

This documentation uses variables denoted with a $ followed by a keyword, all this emphasized with red text (i.e. $variable).  These variables should be replaced with appropriate values.  Suggested default values are denoted with a variable followed by an equal sign and a value (i.e $variable = value).

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Revoke Certificate

This documentation uses variables denoted with a $ followed by a keyword, all this emphasized with red text (i.e. $variable).  These variables should be replaced with appropriate values.  Suggested default values are denoted with a variable followed by an equal sign and a value (i.e $variable = value).

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Verify Certificate

This documentation uses variables denoted with a $ followed by a keyword, all this emphasized with red text (i.e. $variable).  These variables should be replaced with appropriate values.  Suggested default values are denoted with a variable followed by an equal sign and a value (i.e $variable = value).

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Certificate Request

A certificate request (also CSR or certification signing request) is a message sent from an applicant to a certificate authority in order to apply for a digital identity certificate.  For more information on Certificate Requests, visit the wikipedia article found here.

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Certificate Authority

A Certificate Authority or Certification Authority (CA) is an entity which issues digital certificates for use by other parties.  For more information on Certificate Athorities, visit the wikipedia article found here.

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OpenSSL

The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.  For more information on OpenSSL, you can visit their website at www.openssl.org.

OpenSSL version

This documentation was written for OpenSSL 0.9.8b but may be usefull with other versions.

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