[openssl-users] Another problem with openssl x509 -req -- default_enddate
openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Tue Aug 29 23:25:33 UTC 2017
On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 05:36:34PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Another problem. It is almost like it is not reading the CA selction?
Not "almost", but actually as expected, since "openssl x509 -req"
is not the ca(1) application.
> openssl x509 -req -extfile $dir/openssl-8021AR.cnf \
> -extensions 8021ar_idevid -days 365 -sha256 \
> -set_serial 0x$(openssl rand -hex $sn) \
> -inform $format -in $dir/csr/$DevID.csr.$format \
> -outform $format -out $dir/certs/$DevID.cert.$format \
> -CAkeyform $format -CAkey $dir/private/8021ARintermediate.key.$format \
> -CAform $format -CA $dir/certs/8021ARintermediate.cert.$format
> does not. Even if I leave out the -days option.
It just creates a signed certificate based on the command-line
options, with only the extensions (-extfile option) read from a
configuration file. The only concession to ca(1)-like behaviour
is support for a compatible serial number file (likely subject to
race conditions absent external locks to serialize invocations).
* The version is 3, since you're using extensions
* The serial number is specified on the command line.
* The issuer DN is taken from the signing certificate.
* The subject DN and public key are copied from the CSR
That just leaves the dates, and you get to specify the duration
from *now* with "-days".
With "x509 -req" you're building certs pretty much from the ground
up, a short C program will do exactly the same work, and could use
an explicit end date, rather than an increment of 'n' days from
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