[openssl-users] Need help encrypting my ca.key
openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Tue Jan 6 05:13:49 UTC 2015
On Mon, Jan 05, 2015 at 11:04:19PM -0600, jack seth wrote:
> Thanks for the response. First I am running this on Windows 7. Questions
> 1. How can I determine what key format my ca.key is in?
openssl asn1parse -in ca.key (don't post the output).
plus some knowledge of the various ASN.1 encodings (PKCS#8, ...).
See the pkey(1) and rsa(1) manpages from OpenSSL 1.0.0 or later.
> 2. You say there are multiple key formats for the same key, but
> for my peace of mind I would like to get the same key format that
> originally had. How can I do this?
Copy the original file. :-)
> > There are multiple possible key formats for the same key. Instead
> > compare the outputs of:
> > $ umask 077
> > $ openssl rsa -in ca.key -noout -text > txt1
> > $ openssl rsa -in catest.key -noout -text > txt2
> > $ diff txt1 txt2
This really is sufficient to do the comparison. You can adapt to
Windows without too much effort.
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