HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS > Chapter 3 Using the Certificate
Create a Certificate Signing Request
To create a certificate request, perform the following steps.
To see the encoded contents, exit the certificate tool and enter the following command to view the CSR file.
$ TYPE SSL$ROOT:[CERTS]SERVER.CSR
What you see is exactly what is required by the certificate authority. You might be required to send the file itself or just the contents of the file to your CA (according to the CA's instructions). For example:
If you are sending only the contents, copy and paste everything and send to the CA using secure email or the appropriate enrollment form. The CA will return a digitally signed certificate to you. For example:
The CA-signed certificate contains the following information:
A signed certificate needs to be installed, along with the key you generated when creating the request, by saving or copying the respective files to their correct directories and restarting the application.
The following example shows a certificate and key copied to the directory of a web server.
$ COPY SSL$CERTS:SERVER.CRT APACHE$SPECIFIC:[CONF.SSL_CRT]
$ COPY SSL$KEY:SERVER.KEY APACHE$SPECIFIC:[CONF.SSL_KEY]