Step 5: Self-sign the Certificate
We are now going to self-sign the certificate. If you need a Certification Authority-signed certificate, you will have to send the certificate signing request file (usoft.com.csr) to the CA. They will then sign the resulting certificate (usoft.com.crt) and claim your identity over the internet. Before you can use this new certificate, you must also request and install a CA root certificate. This can be obtained from the CA.
If you intend to self-sign the certificate, using the example request file created above, in the dos window opened above, type:
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in usoft.com.csr -CA usoftca.cer -CAkey usoftca.key -set_serial 01 -out usoft.com.crt
NOTE: For this version, you must use the filenames specified in these examples.
You should see something like the following:
NOTE: The pass phrase is the one created in Step 2: Create a Private Key.
You have now got a self-signed certificate, (usoft.com.crt) valid for 365 days.
Before you can use a TLS/SSL with USoft products, there are a number of further actions that you must take. For more details, see: