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certificate questions

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  • Subject: certificate questions
  • From: Will Jaynes <jaynes@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:43:19 -0400
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I'm taking a look at the JavaCosign filter and would like to set it up on my development workstation. The install section of the README.txt file talks about creating a keystore and a certificate and a signing request, and then "Have your CA sign the CSR". This brings up a couple questions for me:

1) The certificate requires a CN. I assume this should be a domain name, and I assume the dn should be that of the machine the certificate will be used on. Are those assumptions correct? My development workstation doesn't have a domain name. It's a DHCP client and only has an IP, and not always the same IP. Is this going to be a problem with regard to the certificate?

2) Who is my CA, and where do I send the CSR to have it signed?

thanks for any info,

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