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    create ssl cert with owner info


    if i go to, for example, https chase.com
    firefox will tell me that the owner is unknown, whereas if i go to https paypal.com their ssl cert provides owner information.

    how do i make a self-signed ssl cert that has owner info provided? i can't seem to find documentation on this, i've tried googling it and most of what i find is "don't worry about it, its not needed"

    well, i want to know how to do it,
    is anyone familiar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spezticle View Post
    if i go to, for example, https chase.com firefox will tell me that the owner is unknown, whereas if i go to https paypal.com their ssl cert provides owner information.
    A better way would be to bypass whatever a browser interprets, use openssl directly: 'cat /dev/null|openssl s_client -connect somesite.com:443 -showcerts -msg', and *then* compare results.


    Quote Originally Posted by spezticle View Post
    how do i make a self-signed ssl cert that has owner info provided?
    If OpenSSL is installed then in /etc/pki/tls/certs/ (or /usr/share/ssl/certs/) you should find a Makefile with which you can generate self-signed certificates. Running make should have the process ask you a few questions where you can provide owner info. See /etc/pki/tls/openssl.cnf (or /usr/share/ssl/openssl.cnf) for details.

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