OpenSSL - Create a self signed certificate using a CSR

Hi,

I want to use SSL on my website. In order to do this, my hosting company generates the CSR and sends it to me so that I can contact an SSL Provider. But... instead of going to the SSL Provider, I want to create a self signed certificate using OpenSSL. Does anyone know how I can create the certificate using the CSR provided by my hosting company?

Thanks in advance for any help...
siono4Asked:
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bloemkool1980Connect With a Mentor Commented:
http://tirian.magd.ox.ac.uk/~nick/openssl-certs/ca.shtml

you can find it there as you need to do some steps it is easier to provide a link than explain every bit
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RLGSCCommented:
Siono4,

You can certainly generate a self signed certificate. However, I suggest that you re-consider. If people are visiting your www site, significant security is not provided by only the encryption, it is provided by the encryption AND the assurance that the site is authentic.

The cost of certificates has dropped substantially. It is now less than US$ 50 to get a certificate from some authorities, particularly GODADDY.COM.

With all due respect, I suggest that you reconsider the idea of using a self-signed certificate for anything except casual testing.

- Bob (aka RLGSC)
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siono4Author Commented:
Thanks bloemkool1980. That solved my problem
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bloemkool1980Commented:
your welcome it did solve my problem too which was almost identical to yours.
Goodluck with your nifty opensource solution :)
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