Creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Reporter 9.x
I would like to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to use with Reporter 9.x
Creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
You can use the OpenSSL utility to generate a private key and CSR.
In the Windows with Reporter installed, the OpenSSL utility is located in “Program Files\Blue Coat Reporter 9\utilities\ssl”
The process involved three steps:
Step 1: Generate the Private Key
Launch the application and type the following command at the prompt:
genrsa –des3 –out <private key file name>.key 2048
This will generate a 2048 bit RSA private key and will store it in the “Program Files\Blue Coat Reporter 9\utilities\ssl”
Step 2: Generate the CSR
Type the following command at the prompt:
req –new –key <private key file name>.key –out <csr file name>.csr
This command will prompt for the following X.509 attributes of the certificate:
Country Name: Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.
State or Province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California
Locality or City: The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley. Do not abbreviate. For example: Saint Louis, not St. Louis
Company: If the company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, the symbol must be spelled out or omitted, in order to enroll. Example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corporation or XY and Z Corporation.
Organizational Unit: This field is optional; but can be used to help identify certificates registered to an organization. The Organizational Unit (OU) field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request. To skip the OU field, press Enter on the keyboard.
Common Name: The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name. It looks like "www.bluecoat.com" or "bluecoat.com".
NOTE FOR VERISIGN USERS: VeriSign certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain "domain.com" will receive a warning if accessing a site named "www.domain.com" or "secure.domain.com", because "www.domain.com" and "secure.domain.com" are different from "domain.com".
A public/private key pair has now been created. The private key is stored locally on the server at “Program Files\Blue Coat Reporter 9\utilities\ssl” and is used for decryption. The public portion, in the form of a Certificate Signing Request (certrequest.csr) is stored in the same directory.
You can now use the Certificate Signing Request (certrequest.csr) for signing by the CA of your choosing.
Step 3: Installing the certificate into Reporter.
To install this signed certificate into Reporter 9.x, follow these steps.
For more details, please refer to the Reporter Administration Guide.
NOTE: For more details on opensll certificates, see WIKI SITE
LInks to other relevant articles:
For a know issue with Version 9.3 and Opensll, see KB4658
For details on how to use the HTTPS protocol to access reporter, see KB3583
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