[openssl-users] Certificate format question?

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Mon Sep 24 22:55:16 UTC 2018

> On Sep 24, 2018, at 6:25 PM, Scott Neugroschl <scott_n at xypro.com> wrote:
> I tried googling, but couldn’t find an answer to this…
> I came across a certificate that had some text garbage before the ---- BEGIN CERTIFICATE ---- line.
> I know that the cert is defined as the data between the delimiters.  Do the specs say anything about data before the BEGIN delimiter?  Would a certificate with such data be valid?  I know OpenSSL accepts such a cert, but is this an extension, or is it explicitly permitted by the standards/specifications?



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