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cipux_mkcertkey - simple script to generate certificate for stunnel
In order to add security to your XML-RPC server you should generate a certificate. This
script shows a simple method to do that. You have to take the responsibility by yourself
to make sure you understand what you do.
Generates a certificate and a key in /etc/cipux/stunnel.
Each SSL enabled XML-RPC server needs to present a valid X.509 certificate to the peer and
it also needs a private key to decrypt the incoming data. The easiest way to obtain a
certificate and a key is to generate them with the free openssl package. You can find more
information on certificates generation below. The certificates must be in PEM format and
must be sorted starting with the certificate to the highest level (root CA)
Two things are important when generating the certificate-key pairs.
(1) Because the server has no way to obtain the password from the user, the private key
cannot be encrypted. To create an unencrypted key add the "-nodes" option when running
the req command from the openssl kit.
(2) The order of contents of the .pem file is also important. It should contain the
unencrypted private key first, then a signed certificate (not certificate request). There
should be also empty lines after certificate and private key. Plaintext certificate
information appended on the top of generated certificate should be discarded. So the file
should look like this:
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
This can be stored in one file or in two files. This script stores the in to files to have
the flexibility to use the certificate in other location. This to files will be created:
TODO: write explanations to the messages.
"Cannot find certificate configuration: %s"
"Cannot find openssl executable: %s"
"Directory to store certs do not exist: %s"
"Directory to store certs is not save!..."
Directory to store certs is not save!
Should be for example:
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-04-17 21:15 /etc/cipux/stunnel
"Cannot execute %s"
"Can not close %s"
"Can not print to STDOUT!"
"%s not known to the system!"
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