How to create a .pem File for SSL Certificate Installations
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How to create a PEM file (includes both the private passwordless key, server certificate, and any intermediate certs if required):
- Private Key
- Server Certificate (crt, puplic key)
- (optional) Intermediate CA and/or bundles if signed by a 3rd party
Unpackage the download: tar xzf certs.tgz
- Run certs.sh: ./certs.sh
- Select Option 3 - Create PEM
- Provide the full path to the certificate files.
- Provide the filenames of the following:
- private key
- public key (server crt)
- (conditional) password for private key
- (conditional) any intermediate certificate chain file(s)
- Remove the password from the Private Key by following the steps listed below:
- Type openssl rsa -in server.key -out nopassword.key and press Enter.
- Enter the pass phrase of the Private Key.
- Combine the Certificate and Passwordless private key file to create a pem file by following the steps listed below:
- Type cat nopassword.key > server.pem and press Enter.
- Type cat server.crt >> server.pem and press Enter.
The following details the structure of a .pem file:
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
(Your Private Key: your_domain_name.key)
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
(Your Primary SSL certificate: your_domain_name.crt)
(Your Intermediate certificate: certChainCA.crt)
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- Document ID:7013103
- Creation Date:26-AUG-13
- Modified Date:10-DEC-13
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