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Creating Your Own CA
For example, I may be able to prove to a CA that I am really Rob Flickenger, but they probably won't issue me a signed certificate for Microsoft Corporation, as I have no rights to use that name. (Yes, they probably wouldn't do that. Not again.)
In this article, I'll show how OpenSSL is perfectly capable of generating everything you need to run your own Certificate Authority. The CA.pl utility makes the process very simple.