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We have set up a Certificate Authority,

We have now created a certificate request.

How do we turn this certificate request into an actual certificate at the authority?

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Very much depends on the software you use to maintain the Certificate Authority. If you use OpenSSL there are helper scripts called or I am also a huge fan of "easy-rsa" (google for it).

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We use Windows server 2008 to maintain the authority. Does that help at all? – Hailwood Oct 17 '10 at 10:42

If you are using OpenSSL, see You'll probably want to download and inspect the Makefile. don't have a CA tutorial that I can find.

If IIS7 includes some CA certificate-signing options, you should probably ignore this answer. Although certificates produced and certified using OpenSSL should work just as well.


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