[openssl-users] Cant seem to get prompt no to work

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Thu Aug 17 23:01:45 UTC 2017

On 18/08/2017 00:09, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 08/17/2017 05:38 PM, Salz, Rich wrote:
>>> declare -x organizationalUnitName=""
>>> routines:ASN1_mbstring_ncopy:string too short:a_mbstr.c:151:minsize=1
>>     You are setting an empty OU.  You should not set it and see if 
>> that works
> organizationalUnitName = "."  puts a . in it.  So I have to figure out 
> a way to drop that line from the config.
> like if a field is not needed:
> sed -i -e "s/^organizationalUnitName/#organizationalUnitName/w 
> /dev/stdout" openssl-root.cnf
> But this is not quite right.  I have to find the one that has ENV in 
> it.  I DO have an example of one such to use...
Given all these problems with the Distinguished Name prompting
mechanism, just add the -subject option to the req command line
(using appropriate environment variables in the shell script).


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