How do I create test self-signed certificates using 'certutil' with Red Hat Directory Server to allow PAM LDAP clients to communicate over SSL?

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Issue

  • Creating a self signed digital certificates should only be used for testing purposes only. Otherwise use a subordinate CA to keep the trusted certificate chains valid.
  • This article shows how to create self-signed digital certificates to use with Red Hat Directory Server 8 or 9, and how to configure a PAM and NSS LDAP client to trust and test root CA on RHEL 5 or 6.

Environment

  • Red Hat Directory Server (All Versions)

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