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bash script to generate a self signed certificate for development use
#!/bin/bash
# Bash shell script for generating self-signed certs. Run this in a folder, as it
# generates a few files. Large portions of this script were taken from the
# following artcile:
#
# http://usrportage.de/archives/919-Batch-generating-SSL-certificates.html
#
# Additional alterations by: Brad Landers
# Date: 2012-01-27
# usage: ./gen_cert.sh example.com
# Script accepts a single argument, the fqdn for the cert
DOMAIN="$1"
if [ -z "$DOMAIN" ]; then
echo "Usage: $(basename $0) <domain>"
exit 11
fi
fail_if_error() {
[ $1 != 0 ] && {
unset PASSPHRASE
exit 10
}
}
# Generate a passphrase
export PASSPHRASE=$(head -c 500 /dev/urandom | tr -dc a-z0-9A-Z | head -c 128; echo)
# Certificate details; replace items in angle brackets with your own info
subj="
C=US
ST=OR
O=Blah
localityName=Portland
commonName=$DOMAIN
organizationalUnitName=Blah Blah
emailAddress=admin@example.com
"
# Generate the server private key
openssl genrsa -des3 -out $DOMAIN.key -passout env:PASSPHRASE 2048
fail_if_error $?
# Generate the CSR
openssl req \
-new \
-batch \
-subj "$(echo -n "$subj" | tr "\n" "/")" \
-key $DOMAIN.key \
-out $DOMAIN.csr \
-passin env:PASSPHRASE
fail_if_error $?
cp $DOMAIN.key $DOMAIN.key.org
fail_if_error $?
# Strip the password so we don't have to type it every time we restart Apache
openssl rsa -in $DOMAIN.key.org -out $DOMAIN.key -passin env:PASSPHRASE
fail_if_error $?
# Generate the cert (good for 10 years)
openssl x509 -req -days 3650 -in $DOMAIN.csr -signkey $DOMAIN.key -out $DOMAIN.crt
fail_if_error $?
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