Generating a key

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To generate a private key, navigate to the Keys module in the top menu bar (for a global private key) or to the Keys module of a domain (for a domain-level private key). (See Key management overview)

 

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Select the Server Keys tab and click on the Generate > Generate Key button. The Generate Server Key dialog is displayed.

 

In the General tab, enter a desired Key alias. This alias will be used to refer to this particular server key in this MFT Server environment.

 

Also specify the following:

 

Key algorithm - The algorithm used in generating this key.  Valid options are RSA, DSA, and EC.

 

Key length - The length of the key in bytes.  Valid options are 1024, 2048, and 4096.

 

 

 

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In the Parameters tab, specify the following:

 

Validity - The number of days this key will be valid.

 

Common name (CN) - The name you wish to assign this key.  Typically the domain name this key will serve e.g. ftp.mydomain.com

 

Note: Some browsers have already deprecated the CN and recognize the Subject Alternative Name (SAN) instead.

 

Subject Name Alternative or Subject Alternative Name (SAN) - This host's domain name or, if you're generating this key for a multi-domain certificate, a comma-separated list of domains (as shown in Figure 290 below).

 

Organizational unit - The unit within your organization that this key will be used for e.g. IT.

 

Organization - Your organization name.

 

Locality - Your city.

 

State/Province - Your state or province.

 

Country - Your 2 character country code e.g. "US".

 

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Advanced

 

Key usage - Key usage parameter for certificate associated with server key.

 

Extended key usage - Extended key usage parameter for certificate associated with server key.

 

CRL URL - Certificate revocation list URL.

 

Sign with - Sign certificate with specified key.

 

 

 





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