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NginX HttpSslModule Generate Certificates

Generate Certificates

http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpSslModule http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/configuring_https_servers.html

To generate private (dummy) certificates you can perform the following list of openssl commands.

First change directory to where you want to create the certificate and private key, for example:

$ cd /usr/local/nginx/conf

Now create the server private key:

$ openssl genrsa -out server.key 2048

You can also create a private key with a passphrase, but you will need to enter it every time you start nginx:

$ openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 2048

Create the Certificate Signing Request (CSR):

$ openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

Finally sign the certificate using the above private key and CSR:

$ openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt

Update Nginx configuration by including the newly signed certificate and private key:

server {
    server_name <YOUR_DOMAINNAME_HERE>;
    listen 443;
    ssl on;
    ssl_certificate /usr/local/nginx/conf/server.crt;
    ssl_certificate_key /usr/local/nginx/conf/server.key;

Restart Nginx.

Now we’re ready to access the above host using.

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