LiquidObject

Simple CSR generation for Apache/Tomcat on Windows

Under the KISS method generating Apache/Tomcat certificate requests (CSRs) under Windows can be a pain if you don’t do it that often. Below is a sample batch script to automatically generate the certificates for you.

echo off
REM building up the variables

set myFQDN=%COMPUTERNAME%.liquidobject.com
set myFileBase=%COMPUTERNAME%_liquidobject.com
set myJavaPath=C:\jdk1.6.0_14\bin\
set myOutputPath=C:\ssl_keys\
set myKeySize=2048
set myOrganization=OU=My Department, O=My Business, L=My City, ST=My State, C=us

REM variables set
cls
echo.
echo.
echo Generating a certificate for %myFQDN%, please wait...
echo.
echo.
echo Please supply a password for the keystore file
echo.
%myJavaPath%keytool -genkey -alias server -keyalg RSA -keysize %myKeySize% -keystore %myOutputPath%%myFileBase%.jks -dname "CN=%myFQDN%, %myOrganization%"
%myJavaPath%keytool -certreq -alias server -file %myOutputPath%%myFileBase%.csr -keystore %myOutputPath%%myFileBase%.jks
echo.
echo.
echo Your certificate signing request is in %myFileBase%.csr.
echo Your keystore file is %myFileBase%.jks.
echo.
echo.
echo CSR output below:
echo.
more %myOutputPath%%myFileBase%.csr
echo on
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July 12, 2012 at 3:10 am Comments (0)