where are the keypairs generated when a certificate is generated using a browser?

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2014-01-16
2014-01-17
  • Animesh Chowdhury

    Is the keypair generated using browser libraries and then the public key is signed by the CA ? Or the keypair is generated in the server side and then sent to the browser ?

     
  • Roman

    Roman - 2014-01-17

    Keypair is generated using browser and then the CA will issue the certificate for the request with public key which is sent back to browser.

    It could be a security risk if your public/private keypair is generated somewhere else. Then you don't have a full control of your keys.

    You should always generate keypair and then send request to CA.

     

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