E-Book: My own Certificate Authority

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My own Certificate Authority

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My own Certificate Authority

Easy step by step guide with over 20 images to create your own graphical CA (Certificate Authority) for Intranets with free Open Source Software available for Windows, Linux and MAC.

You can use the software introduced in this e-book to operate your own CA. Well organized you are able to create a master root certificate for your CA to sign your certificates. Furthermore, you are able to create a sub CA certificate for a department and they can handle their Intranet SSL certificates by themselves.

Introducing a fully featured Open Source Software, available as source code and binary version for Windows, Linux and MAC, able to handle X.509 certificates, certificate requests, RSA, DSA and EC private keys, Smartcards and CRLs.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Legal Notes

The Problem of IT-Admins

Types of Certificates needed  8

Certificates signed by a known Authority 9

Certificates signed by your own Authority 9

Ways to create or receive Certificates 10

Buying Certificates 11

Using Let’s Encrypt Web Server Certificates 11

Your own Certificate Authority 12

Introducing the CA software

Features 14

Download & Installation 15

First Start 16

Creating your first database 17

Using Templates

Create your CA Template 19

Create your Server Template 21

Create your Client Template 22

Template Overview 22

Your Master CA Certificate

Create certificate from template 23

Check your Certificate 25

Export the public key for distribution 26

Creating the CA structure

Create the first sub CA 27

Creating Server Certificates

Create server certificate from template 30

Preparing your Apache https server 32

Sample Apache SSL config 33

More Features

Creating signing requests 34

Importing bought certificates 34

Revocation management 34

Delegating CA’s

After adding more data

About The Author

Karl M. Joch is founder of CTS GMBH with more than 30 years experience in national and international projects. He worked in over 15 countries.

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