The openssl toolkit is used to generate an RSA Private Key and a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). It can also be used to generate self-signed certificates which can be used for testing purposes or internal usage.
Step 1: Generate a Private Key
The first step is to create your RSA Private Key. This key is a 1024 bit RSA key which is encrypted using Triple-DES and stored in a PEM format so that it is readable as ASCII text.
openssl genrsa -des3 -out josephamrithraj.key 1024
Step 2: Generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) Continue reading