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README.md

Simple CSR generator written in Bash.

Dependency

  1. Bash
  2. openssl

Usage

  1. Fill the dom.list file with domain and subdomain names (one per line, both www and non-www versions). The top entry is taken as CN (Common Name).
  2. Edit the gencsr.conf file under current working directory and put necessary information (country code, state, organization name etc ...).
  3. Run the gencsr script:
chmod u+x gencsr #giving execution permission
./gencsr

Options

Option Alt. option Details Default value
-df --dom-file file containing domain per line dom.list
-k --key private key file dom.key
-ks --key-size key size 4096
-csr --csr CSR file dom.csr
-c --conf configuration file gencsr.conf
-oc --openssl-conf OpenSSL config file (use this if gencsr can't find it) /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf or /etc/pki/tls/openssl.cnf or ./openssl.cnf
-n --new Always create new false
-h --help show help false
-v --version show version info false

Examples

The following creates a new 2048 bit key and saves it into key_file, takes necessary information from conf_file, takes the domain list from domain_file and creates a CSR file named csr_file.csr:

./gencsr -n -ks 2048 -k key_file -df domain_file -c conf_file -csr csr_file.csr

The following creates CSR using the existing key_file:

./gencsr -k key_file -df domain_file -c conf_file -csr csr_file.csr

Configuration file

This file is parsed by gencsr to get various information. Path to this file can be given by the -c or --conf options. If no path is given, the path is defaulted to ./gencsr.conf.

This is how a typical configuration file for gencsr looks like:

############# gencsr config file #####################
# Do not use quotation marks (', "")
# To prevent any entry being included, comment them
# by adding a # at the beginning
######################################################
CountryCode=US                              # Put two character country code
State=My state                              # Put state name
Locality=My city                            # Put city name
Oraganization=My organization               # Put organization name
OraganizationUnit=Technology or whatever    # Put organization unit name
Email=mymail@somedomain.com                 # Put email address

Domain file

This is a file containing domain names per line. Put both www and non-www versions. Put the CN (root domain) at top. Path to this file can be provided by the -df or --dom-file options. If no path is given, it's defaulted to ./dom.list.

This is how a domain file looks like:

example.org
www.example.org
docs.example.org
www.docs.example.org
api.example.org
www.api.example.org
forums.example.org
www.forums.example.org