[openssl-users] Need help encrypting my ca.key
noloader at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 05:23:35 UTC 2015
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:04 AM, jack seth <bird_112 at hotmail.com> 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?
If its binary, then its simply ASN.1/DER encoded.
If its ASCII (human readable) and starts with MII (IIRC), then its
Base64 encoded ASN.1/DER.
If its ASCII (human readable) and starts with ----- BEGIN XXX -----,
then its PEM.
> 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 I originally had. How
> can I do this?
Use -outform to control the output encoding. I think the two values of
interest are DER and PEM.
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