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Error while Creating Public Certificate Using OpenSSL


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I am having trouble creating a public certificate using openssl with windows


The first thing I did was:


Creating My Private Key with OpenSSL

c:\openssl\bin\openssl genrsa -out my-prvkey.pem 1024

This worked fine.


Then I tried Creating my Public Certificate Using OpenSSL


c:\openssl\bin\openssl req -new -key my-prvkey.pem -x509 -days 365 -out my-pubcert.pem


And I get the following error: unable to load config info from c:\openssl\bin\openssl.cnf


I am new to this so I'm sure I am missing something simple. Can anyone help I've been stuck on this for days :(


Thanks for any help you can give me, I've googled everthing I can think of and still can't find the answer

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Presumably you are trying to create a pem file to use with Pay Pal?


If your site has Shared or Full SSL then you don't need to use Pay Pal's encryption method.


If your site does not have Shared or Full SSL then no one is going to buy from your site anyway.


If your site uses a self-generated SSL Certificate (non-trusted) then all that people are going to see is a warning about not trusting the certificate which also means no sales.



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