HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS > Chapter 3 Using the Certificate
Sign a Certificate Signing Request
Signing someone else's certificate signing request is the function of a certificate authority. When you send a signed certificate back, it can be used to start the server with the passphrase they have. Embedded in the certificate is your public key. It must match the public key you distribute to clients using your server.
To sign a certificate signing request, perform the following steps. The certificate is signed after you respond to the last question.