Self signed certificates for developers

pi314tech
3 min readJan 26, 2022

As developers it is quite common to have the need for certificates that can be attached to web servers or application servers or processes(java, nodejs, python etc) to facilitate TLS communication for the applications. So self signed certificates is the most easiest way to generate our own certificates without relying on a public and trusted CA(certificate authority). In this article we will go through how to generate public key certificates with and without SAN and how to inspect a public key or X509 certificate.

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