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View Contents Of SSL Certificate

When you renew an SSL certificate, you have to create a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR) with the same information as the original certificate. To get this information there are several options:

1. If the certificate authority (CA) is Verisign then you can search for the certificate on there support website and view the contents. You’ll need to know the exact domain name that was used to generate the certificate.

2. If you have the original CSR then you can use the following command to view the contents:

3. If you have the original certificate the you can use this command to view it’s contents:

Other usefull commands include:

a. Show contents of private key:

b. Generate a key and csr: