How to get rsa-private key in plain text format?

Matt Caswell matt at
Fri Sep 3 13:55:30 UTC 2021

On 03/09/2021 14:49, Billy Brumley wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Is there any command-line tool to get the plain text rsa private key
>>> like the following format from .pem file?
>> openssl rsa -in mykey.pem -noout -text
> It would in fact be much more educational to advocate pkey, which is
> cryptosystem agnostic

Good point!


> openssl pkey -in mykey.pem -noout -text
> Since I would expect the rsa command to go the same was as the rsautl
> command in the future.
> Happy Friday!

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