Simple Working Configuration File for OpenSSL "ca"

Q

Where to find a simple configuration file example for the OpenSSL "ca" command?

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A

Here is a simple configuration file example for the OpenSSL "ca" command:

# Unnamed section of generic options

# ------------------------------------------------------------------
# Section for the "default_ca" option
# ------------------------------------------------------------------
[ca]

# Section pointer for "ca" command options
default_ca    = my_ca_default

# ------------------------------------------------------------------
# Default section for "ca" command options
# ------------------------------------------------------------------
[my_ca_default]

# Directory to store backup copies certificates
new_certs_dir = ./my_ca/certs

# Database file to track certificates
database      = ./my_ca/certs.db

# Message digest algorithm for the digital signature in the certificate
default_md    = md5

# Section pointer for DN field validation and order
policy        = my_ca_policy

# Sequence number file used the serial number in the certificate
serial        = ./my_ca/certs.seq

# Number of valid days to give to new certificates
default_days  = 365

# ------------------------------------------------------------------
# section for DN field validation and order
# ------------------------------------------------------------------
[my_ca_policy]

# "commonName" field is required
commonName             = supplied

# "countryName" field is optional 
countryName            = optional

# "stateOrProvinceName" field is optional 
stateOrProvinceName    = optional

# "localityName" field is optional 
localityName           = optional

# "organizationName" field is optional 
organizationName       = optional

# "organizationalUnitName" field is optional 
organizationalUnitName = optional

# "emailAddress" field is optional 
emailAddress           = optional

 

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