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How to create a self-signed (wildcard) certificate

This is a quick step to generate a self-signed certificate:

openssl genrsa 2048 > host.key
openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -sha1 -days 3650 -key host.key > host.cert
#[enter *.domain.com for the Common Name]
openssl x509 -noout -fingerprint -text < host.cert > host.info
cat host.cert host.key > host.pem
chmod 400 host.key host.pem

source: http://blog.celogeek.com/201209/209/how-to-create-a-self-signed-wildcard-certificate/

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Andreas Wagner
Freelance System Administrator from Tallinn, Estonia.