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Create a certificate file for web reports with HTTPS

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Problem(Abstract)

In order to create a valid request, you need a valid configuration file.The following is an example of a valid configuration file.

Resolving the problem

  1. Create a certificate request. In order to create a valid request, you need a valid configuration file.

    The following is an example of a valid configuration file.

    [ req ]

    default_bits = 1024

    default_keyfile = keyfile.pem

    distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name

    attributes = req_attributes

    prompt = no

    output_password = bigfix

    [ req_distinguished_name ]

    C = US

    ST = California

    L = Emeryville

    O = BigFix

    OU = Development

    CN = Common

    emailAddress = yourname@yourcompany.com

    [ req_attributes ]

    challengePassword = bigfix

  2. Once the configuration file is created, create the certificate request.

    "openssl req -new -config "c:\mynewconfig.conf" > cert.csr "

  3. Remove the password from the private key file:

    "openssl rsa -in keyfile.pem -out nopwdkey.pem "

  4. Create certificate file.

    "openssl x509 -in cert.csr -out cert.pem -req -signkey nopwdkey.pem -days 365"

  5. Open up nopwdkey.pem in a text viewer, copy the contents and paste them below the certificate in cert.pem. Refer to cert.pem in the certificate path registry setting.

Historical Number

359

Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: All Versions

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1506052

Modified date: 30 April 2015


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