FC2: Dovecot, Unable to produce self signed SSL certificate

Tony Ransom tony at aeran.info
Wed Jun 23 12:51:38 UTC 2004

I've been trying for a couple of days to produce a self  signed 
certificate for Dovecot. (I never had any problem with UW-imap)

Using the provided mkcert.sh, I found the following problems:

1. The SSLDIR variable was incorrect. Got the error message -

/etc/ssl/certs directory doesn't exist
/etc/ssl/private directory doesn't exist.

I changed this to point to /usr/share/ssl

2. When I ran again ran the script, it complained:

/usr/share/ssl/certs/imapd.pem already exists, won't overwrite. Why 
imapd.pem, when there is a dovecot.pem file?

3. I commented out the checks in the script file that look for existing 
dovecot.pem files. It ran further  this time. I got:

Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
writing new private key to '/usr/share/ssl/private/imapd.pem'

subject= /OU=IMAP POP 
server/CN=server.aeran.info/emailAddress=admin at aeran.info
MD5 Fingerprint=4A:6C:7C:9F:E7:BD:38:04:3F:81:1D:69:DE:17:9B:DA

Note it wrote 'imapd.pem' not 'dovecot.pem' as I would have expected.

It didn't write dovecot.pem into /usr/share/ssl/certs

Dovecot  won't start if the .pem files are not correct. You get:

Jun 23 21:39:39 server imap-login: Can't load private key file 
/usr/share/ssl/private/dovecot.pem: error:0B080074:x509 certificate 
routines:X509_check_private_key:key values mismatch

What is going on here??

Why two certificates? Should they be imapd.pem or dovecot.pem?

I've done a lot of googling, and looking in the dovecot lists, trying to 
find an answer. No luck.

Could someone please look into this?
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