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Oracle Linux: How To Renew The SSL Certificate For Dovecot (Doc ID 2523326.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.3 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

Renew the self-signed SSL certificate for dovecot(1) email handler.

Solution

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Goal
Solution
 Make a backup of the old key and certificate files
 Create the new SSL certificate
 Restart Dovecot service
 Oracle Linux 6 
 Oracle Linux 7
 
Example SSL certificate creation for dovecot(1)
 Backup the old certs and key files "/etc/pki/dovecot/certs/dovecot.pem" and "/etc/pki/dovecot/private/dovecot.pem"
 Create the new SSL certificate
 Check if the Cert is renewed
 Restart the dovecot(1) service
 
Oracle Linux 6
 Oracle Linux 7
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