Commodore Commodore
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How to "Present the certificate signing request (CSR) to CA (Certificate Authority)" via syslog-ng?

We are trying to obtain logs, via TLS syslog, from Palo Alto's Cortex Data Lake (https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/log-forwarding/log-forwarding-app-getting-started/get-started-with-log-forwarding-app/forward-logs-from-logging-service-to-syslog-server.html).

From the ArcSight syslog-ng Smart Connector, running-on CentOS (with OpenSSL installed), I have generated a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for the syslog-ng Smart Connector.

However, there are _no_ _instructions/documentation_ supplied by Micro Focus on how to _send_ the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) to the Certificate Authority to obtain a signed cert: From Micro Focus's "Syslog NG Daemon Configuration Guide": "Present the certificate signing request to a certificate authority and obtain a signed Syslog NG Daemon certificate." (It does not explain how to "send" the CSR.)


Can you please provide instructions on _how_ to send the CSR to a Certificate Authority (CA) so I can _obtain_ the "signed Syslog NG Daemon certificate"?

 

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Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral

Hello,

 

as I understand for this step says that "Present the certificate signing request ( *.csr file ) to a certificate authority and obtain a signed Syslog NG Daemon certificate". Take the *.csr file and send it to a Certificate Authority to be signed.

I think that now it's clear right?

 

Best Regards,

 

Daniel

 

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Commodore Commodore
Commodore

Hi @Ionut Daniel Mosoiu,

I have the CSR file. What I am seeking is what _tool_ or _utility_ do I _use_ to "Present the certificate signing request (CSR) file to the Certificate Authority" and obtain the signed certificate from the Certificate Authority (CA)?

 

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Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Hi,

You can use any CA to do that, such as digicert or GoDaddy or any other you prefer. See more details here:
https://www.beyondtrust.com/docs/remote-support/how-to/sslcertificates/create-ca-signed.htm

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Kresimir
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