How To Use OpenSSL to Establish a Root Certificate of Authority (CA) for Issuing Certificates to Oracle iPlanet Web Servers

(Doc ID 1002418.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.0 to 7.0 [Release 6.0 to 7.0]
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 09-May-2014***


This document provides a straight forward procedure on creating your own Root Certificate of Authority (CA) using OpenSSL to issue certificates for use with Oracle iPlanet Web Servers.

Typical use for this would be for configuring and testing a secure (SSL) web server.

To establish the appropriate trust relationship required for external clients a valid certificate should be acquired from one of the publicly trusted Certificate of Authority establishments, ie: or, etc...


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