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Generating the Server Certificate

Now we need to generate the server certificate:


root#  openssl req -new -nodes -keyout newreq.pem -out newreq.pem
Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
.............++++++
........................................................++++++
writing new private key to 'newreq.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]:AU
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:NSW
Locality Name (eg, city) []:Sydney
Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:Abmas
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:IT
Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []:ldap.abmas.biz
Email Address []:[email protected]
  
Please enter the following 'extra' attributes
to be sent with your certificate request
A challenge password []:
An optional company name []:

Again, there are some things to note here.

  1. You should NOT enter a password.

  2. The Common Name (CN) , MUST be the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your ldap server.

Now we sign the certificate with the new CA:


root#  /usr/share/ssl/misc/CA.pl -sign
Using configuration from /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf
Enter pass phrase for ./demoCA/private/cakey.pem:
Check that the request matches the signature
Signature ok
Certificate Details:
Serial Number: 1 (0x1)
Validity
	Not Before: Mar  6 18:22:26 2005 EDT
	Not After : Mar  6 18:22:26 2006 EDT
Subject:
	countryName               = AU
	stateOrProvinceName       = NSW
	localityName              = Sydney
	organizationName          = Abmas
	organizationalUnitName    = IT
	commonName                = ldap.abmas.biz
	emailAddress              = [email protected]
X509v3 extensions:
	X509v3 Basic Constraints:
	    CA:FALSE
	Netscape Comment:
	    OpenSSL Generated Certificate
	X509v3 Subject Key Identifier:
	    F7:84:87:25:C4:E8:46:6D:0F:47:27:91:F0:16:E0:86:6A:EE:A3:CE
	X509v3 Authority Key Identifier:
	    keyid:27:44:63:3A:CB:09:DC:B1:FF:32:CC:93:23:A4:F1:B4:D5:F0:7E:CC
	    DirName:/C=AU/ST=NSW/L=Sydney/O=Abmas/OU=IT/
						CN=ldap.abmas.biz/[email protected]
	    serial:00

Certificate is to be certified until Mar  6 18:22:26 2006 EDT (365 days)
Sign the certificate? [y/n]:y


1 out of 1 certificate requests certified, commit? [y/n]y
Write out database with 1 new entries
Data Base Updated
Signed certificate is in newcert.pem

That completes the server certificate generation.

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