Generating SSL Certificates for Email Clients to get rid of the Self Sign Error on FC3

Tom Diehl tdiehl at
Mon Sep 25 22:01:50 UTC 2006

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Thomas Cameron wrote:

> Paul Howarth wrote:
>> ankush grover wrote:
>>> On 9/25/06, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 11:19 +0530, ankush grover wrote:
>>>> > How do I save/import these certificates in email-clients so that this
>>>> > message does not shows up again ?
>>>> That depends on the clients.  It's not something I've done much about,
>>>> mostly just read about.  Though I did once set up my local IMAP server
>>>> to run "securely", and it handled accepting the certificates,
>>>> automatically, the first time I connected to the server.
>>>> I see in the Evolution preferences that there's a separate
>>>> "certificates" section, with an import feature.  Other mail clients will
>>>> have their own methods of doing this.  I think you'd want to read their
>>>> help files, then post back with a list of which clients you need more
>>>> help with (program name, version, and possibly which OS they're on).
>>>> -- 
>>> hey,
>>> Thanks for the reply. I know that email clients comes with importing
>>> option for SSL certificates but the question is how do I import,
>>> rather I say which file I have to import the CA files if yes then
>>> which CA files . Postfix is using SSL Certificates  and also Dovecot .
>> The approach I use to to create my own CA certificate and key and then use 
>> that to sign the SSL certificates for all of my servers (e.g. SMTP, IMAP, 
>> Web). At the client side, it's only necessary then to import the CA 
>> certificate and everything just works.
>> Paul.
> Paul -
> How did you do that?  I mean make the CA cert?  The Dovecot and Sendmail (in 
> my case) certs are well documented, but I would love to know how you 
> generated your own CA certificate under FC.


[root at foghorn pts9 html]# rpm -qf /usr/bin/genkey
[root at foghorn pts9 html]#


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