WPA Certificate Administration

A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Mon Oct 22 20:21:30 CEST 2007


> I'm having difficulty locating documentation on how to manage the
> certificates that are generated for use with WPA.  It appears that no matter
> how long I set the Certificate Authority Certificate to be valid for, it
> appears to be valid  for only 30 days from the day it was created.
> I have already changed the variables used in the ca.cnf script for something
> much longer, but that still does not change anything.
> What is the normal practice in dealing with the CA certificate as generated
> by the scripts that accompany FreeRadius. Am I missing some cardinal rule
> that says Self-signed certs are only valid for 30 days?
> Thanks in advance for some guidance in this area.

no - its simply set either in a 'create cert' script or in the openssl configuration

by default, its usually 30 days if not specified - check your eg openssl.cnf or
generation scripts ("-days 365" gives you a usual year...)


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