CSR with only public key

Paul Yang kaishen.yy at alipay.com
Thu Sep 12 07:50:49 UTC 2019

How could you create the CSR with only public key?

> On Sep 12, 2019, at 3:50 PM, Bharathi Prasad <barati.j.prasad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the public key of the client but not the private key. I am required
> to generate a CSR with only public key. I understand private key is required
> for Proof of Possession. However, as per my requirement I am supposed to
> create CSR only with public key and my CA would create a certificate.
> I was able to create a CSR with CX509CertificateRequestCertificate and
> CX509Enrollment classes using the available public key. When I try to read
> the contents the of CSR in openssl (i used this command: openssl req -in
> client.csr -noout -text) i get "unable to load X509 request".
> Is this happening because the CSR does not contain the signature of private
> key or the CSR is faulty.
> Kindly help me.
> Regards,
> Bharathi
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Paul Yang

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