Installing Third Part Certificate on FreeRadius

Jacob Dawson dawson at
Tue Dec 27 19:41:15 CET 2011

Yup, there's a difference.  You'll want to put the cert chain in the pem file so that it's available for clients when you present your cert for the first time.  Just put the cert all by itself in the crt file.

I'm about to go swap them out on our systems, so I'll review to see if there was anything else odd about it.

Jacob M. Dawson
Network Research Engineer
Virginia Tech

On 27 Dec 2011, at 12:41, McSparin, Joe wrote:

> I have a certificate called AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt that I would like to have FreeRadius start using.  I know I need to change the eap.conf to look at the new cert however I was noticing that when the test certificates are created there is both a server.crt and server.pem.  Is there a difference and do I need to do something to create a AddTrustExternalCARoot.pem file.
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