How To Convert An RSA Private Key to PEM Format

Author: , January 10th, 2020

OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Flaw Summary and Resources

Author: , April 8th, 2014

Summary TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160) – A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server. OpenSSL Versions Affected The 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1. OpenSSL 1.0.2-beta through 1.0.2-beta1 […]

How To Install A Network Solutions EV SSL Certificate On CentOS Apache 2

Author: , October 11th, 2011

Create the server key from your original private key by removing the pass-phase:

These are the files that NetSol provided me in the download .zip file (domain name changed to protect the innocent):

Network Solutions does not make it easy on you – in the install docs they tell you there is yet […]

Apache 2 SSL Hints

Author: , February 16th, 2011

yum install mod_ssl vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf If you got a sign certificate from Thawt, is may be in a signed bundle in PKCS #7 format. Look for this at the top: —–BEGIN PKCS #7 SIGNED DATA—– To extract the cert that you will need for Apache, run the following command: openssl pkcs7 -print_certs -in signed_bundle.pkcs7 Your […]

How To Generate A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) On CentOS

Author: , January 28th, 2011

Create the private key file key.pem: # openssl genrsa -out key.pem 2048 Create the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file req.pem: # openssl req -new -key key.pem -out req.pem When it asks for the common name, be sure to enter the full hostname of your server as used in the URL, like www.yourserver.com. This will create […]