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Created Apr 13, 2019 — forked from soarez/ca.md
How to setup your own CA with OpenSSL
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How to setup your own CA with OpenSSL

For educational reasons I've decided to create my own CA. Here is what I learned.

First things first

Lets get some context first.

View self-signed-certificate-with-custom-ca.md

Create Root CA (Done once)

Create Root Key

Attention: this is the key used to sign the certificate requests, anyone holding this can sign certificates on your behalf. So keep it in a safe place!

openssl genrsa -des3 -out rootCA.key 4096