Today Icelab Learned

Creating and storing SSL certificates

As part of the SSL Certificate generation process you’ll need to create a Certificate Signing Request. You can do this with the command:

openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -sha256 -keyout server.key -out server.csr

This will generate two files: a public .csr file, and a private .key file

You can view the files with the commands cat server.csr and cat server.key

Here at Icelab we recommend saving this information in a new 1Password secure note named with the following format:


Save the data from both files into the secure note and continue to be happy and confident in the face of adversity :)