After you create a signature configuration file for your local private key, you can convert this configuration into a signature request file.
To create a signature request file, execute the following command:
openssl req \ -key LOCAL_PRIVATE_KEY \ -config SIGNATURE_CONFIG_FILE \ -new \ -nodes \ -days NUMBER_OF_DAYS \ -out SIG_REQUEST_FILE
- LOCAL_PRIVATE_KEY is the path to the node's local private key that you created in Step 1: Create the local private key.
- SIGNATURE_CONFIG_FILE is the path to the node's file that you created in Step 2: Create the local signature config file.
- NUMBER_OF_DAYS is the number of days for which the certificate is good. The default is 30.
- SIG_REQUEST_FILE is the output location for the signature request file that this command creates.
This command creates a
*.csr file with the name you specified.