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Offline wgstarks

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How do I get private key for CA?
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:43:49 am »
I have a Positive SSL certificate from Comodo which I have installed as a certificate, but Iím struggling with getting Commodo installed as a CA. I have the intermediate package from Comodo but not sure how to get the private key? Itís my understanding that this key was generated with the CSR but Iím not sure how to retrieve it from my system?
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Re: How do I get private key for CA?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 10:04:52 am »
You can't get the private key for a public CA like that and you don't need it.

You only need the private key for your own certificate, which should be with the CSR you made and submitted to the CA.
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Re: How do I get private key for CA?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 10:35:45 am »
So I should paste the private key for my certificate into the KEY field for the CA?

How would I retrieve that?
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Re: How do I get private key for CA?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 11:11:34 am »
So I should paste the private key for my certificate into the KEY field for the CA?

No, just leave it empty.

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Re: How do I get private key for CA?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:54:58 am »
Ok. Thanks.
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