[openssl-users] Old "RSA_NET" key format

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Wed Jul 8 18:16:48 UTC 2015

On 02/07/2015 14:35, Salz, Rich wrote:
> We are thinking about removing the old “RSA_NET” format for private 
> keys.  This is used by very old Netscape and IIS.
> This would remove the d2i/i2d RSA_NET API’s, and the “nss” format flag 
> from the openssl program.  It would not remove the SPKI stuff.
> If this would cause a problem for you, please respond soon.
1. Is there any good reason to remove this code?

2. Is this the OpenSSL name for the private key format
   used by older Microsoft Authenticate tools (and thus
   sometimes converted to/from PKCS#12 when switching
   tool chains)?

3. Is this any of the formats used by SSH?


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