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HP Open Source Security for OpenVMS Volume 2: HP SSL for OpenVMS > Chapter 3 Using the Certificate Tool

Hash Certificates

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This command is required to PEM-encode third-party certificate files and files you create using option 5 (which, by default, are named SERVER_CA.CRT).

For example, the mod_ssl directives related to CA certificate management (SSLCACertificatePath and SSLCACertificateFile) require hashed files.

To hash a certificate or certificate authority, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the name of the path in which you have installed your CA files. For example, if you installed CA files for HP Secure Web Server, the location is APACHE$SPECIFIC:[CONF.SSL_CRT]*.CRT.

  2. Press Return to hash the certificate files at the specified location, or at the default location if you did not enter a path.

    You can verify the existence of the hashed file in the directory you selected by entering the following command:

    $ DIR APACHE$COMMON:[CONF.SSL_CRT]

    Directory APACHE$COMMON:[CONF.SSL_CRT]

    AE0FEDEE.0;4 DELETE_HASH_FILES.COM;1 SERVER_CA.CRT;4

    Total of 3 files.