CUPS Not Generating SSL Certificate

March 16 2008 10:58 AM

I just wanted to share a link to a page that was tremendously helpful for me this morning. I found myself attempting to access the web interface of a new CUPS server installation and being unable. This was running on a headless home server, and looking in the logs I found “Generating self-signed SSL certificate...” but the certificate was never created. After much googling, I found the following page that has the explanation and the fix.

Lack of Entropy (Ross Burton)

Hopefully this might save someone else a lot of googling as well.

The following are some of the search terms that I used to eventually find the answer in hopes that it’s easier for someone else to find the answer in the future: cups generate regenerate ssl certificate hostname change