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Server certificate creation  
by Antonio [amiscell at yahoo dot com]
posted on 2004/01/16

I have been trying to create a self-signed server certificate with no success. I have tried creating it using makecert and then converting the cer+pvk to pfx using your tool. the certificate loads fine, but when it tries to decrypt the data it fails. I have also tried to create a certificate using ssl, but I cannot set the "server pourpose" oid, so the certificate is not usable for the server (I could ignore that check, perhaps, but I am not sure that's the right thing to do).
Would you have any suggestions? Either the procedure to create the server certificate using openssl, or how I can fix a certificate created with makecert and converted with your sample tool.

Thanks in advance!

by Pieter Philippaerts [Pieter at mentalis dot org]
posted on 2004/01/16

We use Microsoft Certificate Server to create our test server certificates. I've never created server certificates with OpenSSL or makecert, but maybe this helps:

by Antonio [amiscell at yahoo dot com]
posted on 2004/01/16

Thanks for your help, that link definitely helped. Following their steps as well as the ones described on the link included in the page:;EN-US;232136
I could create a working self-signed certificate, valid for a server.


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