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Extract the public certificate and private key from a pfx file using OpenSSL

This guide will show you how to convert a .pfx certificate file into its separate public certificate and private key files. This can be useful if you want to export a certificate (in the pfx format) from a Windows server, and load it into Apache or Nginx for example, which requires a separate public certificate and private key file. In the examples below, the following files will be used: domain.name.pfx – This will be the PFX file containing the public…

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Convert Certificate File From CRT to PFX using OpenSSL

This guide will show you how to convert a .crt certificate file and associated private key, and convert it to a .pfx file using OpenSSL. This can be useful if you need to take a certificate file, and load it onto a Windows server for example.…

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Create Self Signed SSL Certificate

This guide will step you through the process of creating a self signed SSL certificate using the OpenSSL application. Sometimes you just need to test something using SSL, without the need to pay for a certificate from a trusted certificate authority. This will allow you to set up a SSL site on Apache, Nginx, or any other web server.…

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