Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of faq/security/use-apache-ssl


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Nov 12, 2012, 6:20:06 PM (7 years ago)
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Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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    1919openssl req -new -key yourdomain.org.key -out yourdomain.org.csr
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    21  1. You will be prompted to answer several questions. Most of the are self-explanatory. The most critical question, however, is not very intuitive: The common name. When you are asked to enter the common name be sure to enter your domain name exactly as you want people to access it. If you want people to access your site using https://www.example.org, then enter: www.example.org. If you want people to access your site using https://example.org, then enter: example.org as the common name.
     21 1. You will be prompted to answer several questions. Most of the are self-explanatory. The most critical question, however, is not very intuitive: The common name. When you are asked to enter the common name be sure to enter your domain name exactly as you want people to access it. If you want people to access your site using https://www.example.org, then enter: www.example.org. If you want people to access your site using https://example.org, then enter: example.org as the common name.  The certificate signing request is now in the file this command created (whatever file name you chose for `yourdomain.org.csr`)
    2222 1. Next, submit your certificate signing request to a certificate authority. They will charge you a fee and return a certificate file. At this point, you will have three files: a key, a certificate signing request, and a certificate file.
    2323 1. Keep a backup of all of these files in a safe place (safe - meaning they will not be overwritten ''and'' meaning they will not be easy accessed by others).