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Looking for a few people who want to beta test my new SSL Certificate Request tool.

By Andrew Pollack on 12/04/2014 at 01:26 PM EST

I plan to open source this tool once I've done just a little more testing with other people. Drop me an email if you're interested. I'm looking for around 5 people who have the time, know how to deal with SSL stuff already, and already have the Notes 9.x admin client on their machines.

The idea behind open sourcing for me, is that I've created the functional tool, and there's a lot of room for making it nicer looking and adding other kinds of functionality.

For example, this tool allows you to create and save "CA Certificate Chains" which include the trusted root certificate and intermediate certificates from your preferred CAs. This way you can just select that CA chain when you do the import and you'll get the right certificates in the right order. One cool thing would be to get a bunch of people to submit common CA chains so they're already created.

The tool is designed so you fill out a few required fields, and click "Create Certificate Request". Then when you get the certificate back, you paste it in and select your preferred CA Chain (or create one if it's the first time you're getting a certificate from that authority). Then click "Generate Keyring File".

That's it. You get this output:



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re: Looking for a few people who want to beta test my new SSL Certificate Request tool.By Dan Frederiksen on 12/04/2014 at 02:34 PM EST
I want to help you with this.
re: Looking for a few people who want to beta test my new SSL Certificate Request tool.By Howard on 12/04/2014 at 02:34 PM EST
Andrew, I just did two certs, one from Rapid SSL and the other from Thawte. I
can try those with your tool. I can then deploy the RapidSSL one. Might not do
the Thawte since that involves bringing down tlcc.com...let me know.
re: Looking for a few people who want to beta test my new SSL Certificate Request tool.By Ruediger Weitz on 12/05/2014 at 07:21 AM EST
Hello Andrew,

we need to generate some of Thawte SSL keys and are struggeling with the "IBM
Approach".
We would aapreciate very much your tool

Regards from Germany
Ruediger


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