Renew a SSL on AWS Linux

You might have ran into the problem where you can still buy a 3 year (or 2) SSL certificate, but you have to renew it each year.

It's pretty simple still (assuming you know your way around SSH commands to your AWS instance).

  1. Generate your private key: sudo openssl genrsa -out server.key
    Or if you have your private key from when you last did this, use that one!
  2. Take your private key and generate your CSR: sudo openssl req -new -key server.key -out csr2022.pem
  3. Open the file (in this case csr2022.pem) and paste/upload that into your SSL provider where they are asking for your CSR.
  4. You will then get your new SSL certificate and be able to upload that to your sever and update any links in your ssl.conf file.
  5. Then restart your httpd daemon and be done.

To see a full "how to" can be found here:

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