How to create a SSL Certificate without a password to use in your IIS, Apache, Proxy & Others

To create a simple self signed ssl cert follow the below steps from a security aspect having a passphrase is good but in the real world sometimes it can be frustrating.

This is the process I go through to remove the key.

Step 1: Create the key, you will need to enter a passphrase here

# openssl genrsa -des3 -out www.mydomain.com.pass.key 2048

Step 2: Then we remove the pass phrase with the following command

# openssl rsa -in www.mydomain.com.pass.key -out www.mydomain.com.key

Step 3: Then we create the CSR to send to the SSL provider to issue our Certificate file.

# openssl req -new -key www.mydomain.com.key -out www.mydomain.com.csr

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