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Old 28th September 2007, 21:52
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Default Postfix asks for SSL Key in Fedora 6 LAMP Install

In the excellent tutorial "Installing a LAMP System with Fedora Core 6" by falko, in step 10 (install and setup Postfix and Dovecot) I ran into a problem and could use some help.

At the point when I enter the following command, it asks for me to enter a pass phrase for validation. Falko didn't mention anything about needing a pass phrase. What do I need to do now?

Here's the command and the subsequent request:

[root@web ssl]# openssl genrsa -des3 -rand /etc/hosts -out smtpd.key 1024
231 semi-random bytes loaded
Generating RSA private key, 1024 bit long modulus
......................................++++++
....++++++
e is 65537 (0x10001)
Enter pass phrase for smtpd.key:
Verifying - Enter pass phrase for smtpd.key:
Verify failure
User interface error
4065:error:0906906F:PEM routines:PEM_ASN1_write_bio:read keyem_lib.c:331:

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I thought it might be wanting me to make up a new pass phrase, so I entered an random combination of 10 letters and number, but verification failed.

Any help is appreciated.

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Old 28th September 2007, 22:36
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Default Issue Resolved: Postfix install pass phrase and confirm

Hah! Sorry, this was so dumb!
I was just supposed to choose a pass phrase and then enter it again to confirm it. Got confused thinking the first request to verify had failed and thought I needed some other pass phrase -- need more sleep!
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