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Generating SSL Certificate using openssl command

To generate an SSL certificate using openssl command:

  1. Enter the following openssl command in the command-line interface. The openssl command generates a self-signed SSL certificate in the privacy-enhanced mail (PEM) format. It writes the certificate and an unencrypted 1024-bit RSA private key to the specified file.

    Note: You should run this command on a LINUX or UNIX device since Juniper Networks Services Gateways do not support the openssl command.

    % openssl req –x509 –nodes –newkey rsa:1024 –keyout filename.pem -out filename.pem

    Replace filename with the name of a file in which you want the SSL certificate to be written—for example, new.pem.

  2. When prompted, type the appropriate information in the identification form. For example, type US for the country name.
  3. Display the contents of the file new.pem.

    cat new.pem

    Copy the contents of this file for installing the SSL certificate.

You can use either J-Web Quick Configuration or a configuration editor to install the SSL certificate and enable HTTPS.

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