I am setting up a SQL Server Availability Group using the commands provided in the Microsoft documentation. The process involves creating a certificate, backing it up with the private key, and restoring it on all replicas for endpoint creation and authentication.
However, I want to use my custom self-signed certificate and private key. I have generated my certificate and private key using OpenSSL. ``` openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout root_ca.key -out root_ca.crt -subj "/CN=RootCA/O=MyOrganization" ```
Creating the certificate: ```
CREATE CERTIFICATE server_certificate FROM FILE = '/var/opt/mssql/root_ca.crt' WITH PRIVATE KEY (FILE = '/var/opt/mssql/root_ca.key');
When I attempt to use my certificate generated by OpenSSL, I encounter the error: The certificate, asymmetric key, or private key file is not valid or does not exist; or you do not have permissions for it.
What steps should I follow to successfully use my certificate in this scenario?
Any insights or guidance on this matter would be greatly appreciated.