[openssl-users] Is there a "Golden" CA makefile?

Kyle Hamilton aerowolf at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 19:55:06 UTC 2017

The short answer is "no".

The long answer is, OpenSSL is not in the business of vetting trust roots.
Its business is ensuring that TLS-secured communications happen correctly
when it is used.  If you want an 'endorsed' set of roots, you can find such
from other projects (that have no relation to OpenSSL, and for which
OpenSSL can take no responsibility).

Since I'm not a member of the OpenSSL project, I can tell you that there is
a set of root certificates, vetted by Mozilla, available as part of
Mozilla's NSS (Network Security Services) project.  OpenSSL cannot take any
responsibility for that set of roots or any behavior/misbehavior of any of
the CAs represented in that set.  I had also seen a script several years
ago to convert Mozilla's format to OpenSSL format, but I have not needed to
look into it and have thus lost the URL to that script since then.

-Kyle H

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:24 AM, John Lewis <oflameo2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am looking for a CA makefile to use with a openvpn tutorial I am
> writing https://github.com/Oflameo/openvpn_ws. Is there one officially
> endorsed by the openssl project?
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