Generating self-signed certificates for debugging

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This post's purpose is to store the quick shell script that I created for myself the other day after I forgot the password to the previous certificate. Since these are really throwaway I figured I might as well have a single point of entry to regenerate the whole lot:

openssl genrsa -des3 -out myssl.key 1024
openssl req -new -key myssl.key -out myssl.csr
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in myssl.csr -signkey myssl.key -out myssl.crt

Put that into "makecert.sh" file, run "chmod +x makecert.sh" on it and simply execute it for quick generation of self-signed certificates.


Tags: https, ssl, selfsigned, cert, certificate