Postfix asks for SSL Key in Fedora 6 LAMP Install

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by railer, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. railer

    railer New Member

    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 key:pem_lib.c:331:


    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.

  2. railer

    railer New Member

    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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