Pass Phrase for smtpd.key?

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Caledfwlch, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch New Member

    I'm going through the "Perfect Setup" for the Ubuntu 6.06 server. In Step 11, after doing "openssl genrsa -des3 -rand /etc/hosts -out smtpd.key 1024" I get prompted for a pass phrase...

    I tried doing a search through the forums but wasn't able to find anything on this... not sure what I'm missing. What should I put in there?
  2. JohnSmith

    JohnSmith New Member

    Pass Phrase for smtpd.key

    Put in anything you want, longer than eight chars.
    The Passphrase is used to build and identify the generated keys
    Keep the passphrase in mind, maybe you'll need it later again (e.g. for signing another key etc.)
  3. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch New Member

    Thanks, I went on with the installation with something of the sort.

    I would like to know how SSl works, how the security certificates work with my server, what all the information I put in there (name, company, email, etc) is used for, and so on, in more details... Is there any documentation anywhere where that whole process is explained?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

  5. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch New Member

    Cool, that helps, thanks.

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