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csr-gen

Generates OpenSSL Certificate Signing Requests in node.js

by Eric Vicenti

0.2.1 (see all)TypeScript:Not Found
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csr-gen

Generates an OpenSSL key and CSR

Install

  1. Make sure you have openSSL (try $ openssl if you aren't sure)
  2. npm package install
npm install csr-gen

OR download from github and place in ./node_modules

Usage

var csrgen = require('csr-gen');
var fs = require('fs');

var exportLocation = __dirname;
var domain = 'exampledomain.com';

csrgen(domain, exportLocation, {
    company: 'Example, Inc.',
    email: 'joe@foobar.com'
}, function(err){
    console.log('CSR created!')
    var csr = fs.readFileSync(__dirname + '/' + domain + '.csr');
    console.log('csr: '+csr);
});

CSR will perform the following shell command:

$ openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout ./exampledomain.com.key -out ./exampledomain.com.csr
Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key
...................................................................+++
................................................................................................................................+++
writing new private key to './exampledomain.com.key'
-----
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
-----
Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:US
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:California
Locality Name (eg, city) []:San Francisco 
Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:Example, Inc.
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:Operations
Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []:exampledomain.com
Email Address []:joe@foobar.com

Please enter the following 'extra' attributes
to be sent with your certificate request
A challenge password []:
An optional company name []: 

Parameters

  • company, defaults to the domain
  • country, 2 letter country code, defaults to 'US'
  • state, default: "California"
  • city, default: "San Francisco"
  • division, default: "Operations"
  • email, typically required, empty by default
  • password, default empty
  • optionalCompany, second company name, defaults empty
  • keyName, the filename of the private key to export. Defaults to domain+'.key'
  • csrName, the filename of the csr to export. Defaults to domain+'.csr'

Note

It is advisable to generate your keys on a machine with a significant random source like one with a mouse/trackpad.

License

csr-gen is open source under the MIT license

Todo

  • Real tests

Contributors welcome!

Downloads/wk

80

GitHub Stars

23

LAST COMMIT

9yrs ago

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