FreeKB - OpenSSL Create ECDSA public certificate
OpenSSL - Create ECDSA public certificate

This assumes that you have already installed OpenSSL on your system.

Private key

This assumes you've already created a private key, such as If not, refer to our article on creating a private key.



Create an ECDSA certificate.

~]# openssl req -x509 -new -key /etc/pki/tls/private/ec_private.key -out /etc/pki/tls/certs/ec_certificate.crt


There will be a series of prompts.

Area Example Description
Password myPassword Password
Country Name US United States
State/Province FL Florida
Locality Name Miami City
Organization Name Example, Inc. Company name
Organization Unit Name Example, Inc. Company name
Common Name Domain name
Email Address Admin email


View the content of the ec_certificate.crt file and ensure BEGIN CERTIFCATE is displayed.

~]# cat /etc/pki/tls/certs/certificate.crt


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