I am configuring OpenSSL. I can find endless resources to tell me what the commands are to do the basic tasks. I cannot seem to find anywhere that has information on what the commands and switches really mean. For example I look at this code:
Great I have a CSR. But I would like to know what -new. -newkey, -in, -out mean. I can figure out some but I can't find a resource that defines them. I have found openssl.org and modssl.org as inadequate as every source that quotes directly from them. I can find the syntax but no explanations. Anyone have any suggestions?
openssl genrsa -out server.key 1024
openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr