[openssl-users] suggested enhancement documentation or warning for pkey command line tool

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Mon Oct 26 13:02:40 UTC 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 01:21:24PM +0100, Michel wrote:

> I believe it might be usefull to remind in the documentation that the
> -cipher argment for openssl pkey command line tool is silently ignore when
> combined with -outform DER.
> May be it is worth to add a warning too ? 

I think a fatal error would be appropriate.  If you want encrypted
DER keys, you'll need PKCS#8 or PKCS#12.


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