Before you begin
This procedure describes how to generate a new private key. Note that you may be required to first create an encrypted database. The password for this encrypted database is used to encrypt the private key and must be protected. The screen shots used to illustrate key generation were made with the XCA - X Certificate and key management application, copyright 2014 by Christian Hohnstädt. However, you must be sure to use a key generation tool that your IT department recommends or approves.
Open your key generating software and
. Figure 1. Key Generating Software
Name the new key. Select a Keytype of
RSA and a Keysize of 2048 bit from the respective drop-down
lists. Click Create.
Figure 2. New Key Screen
The new key appears in your list of
Private Keys. Select the private key you created and select Export.
Figure 3. New Key Created
Export the private key for your
device in PEM format. Click OK to save to a location where you can access
the file to place into your MAP Gateway. This is the file you use when Adding a Private Key and Certificate to MAP Gateway.
Figure 4. Export Private Key