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Old 07-14-2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Post Creating SSL cert's using openssl


I got an task asigned to me, i have to create new ssl key, csr & crt files using openssl.
But the file name must be of this kind (*.aaa.xx.aa) When i tried the file name starting with * its not accepting the file name.

But when i tried with the file name starting with . its getting generated.

Could some help me in this?..

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The * character in the file name is a wild card match that means "match anything", so you can't have * in a file name. I would interpret the instructions of (*.aaa.xx.aa) to mean that it can be anything but must end in .aaa.xx.aa.

If you need a primer on creating the certificates, this site has a lot of useful examples:


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