[openssl-users] x509: recent change in Subject and Issuer printing?

Adam Shannon adamkshannon at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 02:22:18 UTC 2018

Was there a change included in the 1.1.0 series which prints names
differently? I've looked, but been unable to narrow down what in specific

$ /usr/local/opt/openssl/bin/openssl version
OpenSSL 1.0.2n  7 Dec 2017

$ /usr/local/opt/openssl/bin/openssl x509 -in thawte.pem -noout -text |
grep -E 'Issuer:|Subject:'
        Issuer: C=US, O=thawte, Inc., OU=Certification Services Division,
OU=(c) 2006 thawte, Inc. - For authorized use only, CN=thawte Primary Root
        Subject: C=US, O=Thawte, Inc., CN=Thawte SSL CA

$ openssl version
OpenSSL 1.1.0f  25 May 2017

$ openssl x509 -in thawte.pem -noout -text | grep -E 'Issuer:|Subject:'
        Issuer: C = US, O = "thawte, Inc.", OU = Certification Services
Division, OU = "(c) 2006 thawte, Inc. - For authorized use only", CN =
thawte Primary Root CA
        Subject: C = US, O = "Thawte, Inc.", CN = Thawte SSL CA
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