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Self-signed SSL generation via WHM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ulysses, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Ulysses

    Ulysses Well-Known Member

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    When generating a new SSL cert via the SSL/TLS option in WHM, the "Issued By" fields are always the same as the "Issued To" information. How and where can the "Issued By" information be changed?
     
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    Note your thread title: Self-signed SSL generation via WHM

    should explain why it's showing the same data in issued to and issued from fields.

    It's suppose to!
     
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    Ulysses Well-Known Member

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    The question is "How and where can the "Issued By" information be changed?" Do you know?
     
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    You can't, that's why it is a self-signed one. If you were able to change that info, then no one would buy proper certs.
     
  5. Ulysses

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    Thanks David. It looks like we may need to re-install or modify OpenSSL to become our own CA. Because when WE generate an SSL cert for our hosting clients, the cert info shows THEY issued the cert to themselves.

    The info requested by WHM interface is quite ok, as it refers to the client. However I want the cert to show our info in the "Issued By" fields for every cert we generate for our clients.

    As I said, it's probably not a WHM issue as we may need to work on OpenSSL. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Well, that's outside of the bounds of what you can do within WHM. Acting as your own CA has obvious implications (for example, your users could not use the certificates on their websites as visitors browsers would throw up warning and errors for the certificates as they are not from a trusted source). You'll need to go into Google and look up setting up your own CA for openssl on linux.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation.
     
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