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Old 05-10-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Creating New Certificates in Apache

Hi there

I am running Apache 1.3.x with Mod_SSL 2.8.x and during the initial installation of the server, I had run the make certificate script. The certificate has recently expired and I wanted to replace it with a new one. Is it simply a matter of rerunning the utility to create the script or is there more steps involved? Thanks.
Old 05-10-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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If you're doing a self-signed cert, and it sounds like you are, its easily done... and since you're signing the cert yourself, just set the expire for 10 years and you never have to do this again.

openssl req -new -key /path/to/private/key.pem -x509 -days 3650 -out /path/to/cert.crt


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