Creating a Certificate Authority (CA) Private Key and Certificate - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 21.1

BlueCat Distributed DDNS Administration Guide

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BlueCat Gateway
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21.1

Once you have installed the components of Distributed DDNS, you can create a CA private key and certificate from any host machine that has a Distributed DDNS component installed.

  1. Log in to the host machine that is running the Distributed DDNS component
  2. Generate a private key for the CA using the following command:
    openssl genrsa 2048 > ca_key.pem
  3. Generate the X509 certificate for the CA using the private key using the following command:
    openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -days 365000 -key ca_key.pen -out ca_cert.pem

Once you have generated the private key and the certificate, the following two files are created: ca_key.pem and ca_cert.pem. These two files are used to create custom X509 certificates.