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Re: Looking for a simple SSL-CA package

On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 01:04:54PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 12:56:30PM +0200, Tarjei Huse wrote:
> > I'm no expert on handling certificates and I hope not having to learn 
> > all the commandline switches of openssl by heart. However, I do need a 
> > simple setup of a CA that I may use for creating selfsigned 
> > certificates, webpages that clients may use to import the certificates 
> > and also a way to organize certificare revocationlists etc.
> You don't need a CA to create self-signed certificates (by definition there
> is no CA involved if the certificate is self-signed).

Perhaps I just misinterpret the terminology, but I've had the
impression that every certificate should be signed, so should the
root of the tree too.  Since they sit at the top of the hierarchy
they must be self signed.  Am I missing something?


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