XMPP Server Certificates
This page provides an example of an OpenSSL configuration file that appears to generate Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) and self-signed certificates that conform to the format defined in RFC 6120 (note: you need OpenSSL 0.9.8 or newer). If you find errors on this page, please fix them! Naturally you can create a certificate at the XMPP ICA and ask the ICA to create the CSR for you, so this step is not strictly necessary (other CAs may offer a similar service).
oid_section = new_oids [ new_oids ] # RFC 6120 section 126.96.36.199 defines this OID xmppAddr = 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5 [ req ] default_bits = 1024 default_keyfile = dotat.key distinguished_name = distinguished_name req_extensions = v3_extensions x509_extensions = v3_extensions # don't ask about the DN prompt = no [ distinguished_name ] countryName = GB stateOrProvinceName = England localityName = Cambridge organizationName = dotat labs commonName = dotat.at [ v3_extensions ] # for certificate requests (req_extensions) # and self-signed certificates (x509_extensions) basicConstraints = CA:FALSE keyUsage = digitalSignature,keyEncipherment subjectAltName = @subject_alternative_name [ subject_alternative_name ] DNS.0 = dotat.at otherName.0 = xmppAddr;UTF8:dotat.at
Append the following for a server which handles multiple domain names:
DNS.1 = example.org otherName.1 = xmppAddr;UTF8:example.org
Thanks to Tony Finch for the information.