Re: gnome-keyring Format of private key file
- From: Stef Walter <stef-list memberwebs com>
- To: Johan Groth <johan groth linux-grotto org uk>
- Cc: gnome-keyring-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome-keyring Format of private key file
- Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:37:12 -0600
Johan Groth wrote:
> Hi all, I managed to import a certificate (pkcs#12 file with password
> protected private key) with gnome-keyring import command. The files
> where stored in .gnome2/keyrings/ and the private key was stored in a
> separate file. I wonder what format that file is in? The extension
> says pkcs8 but I couldn't read the file with openssl.
Works for me:
$ openssl pkcs8 -inform DER -in \
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
openssl expects it's input in textual PEM format by default.
gnome-keyring supports that format but doesn't save it like that by
default. When you specify -inform DER openssl understands what's going on.
openssl's 'PEM' format is just the DER encoded with base64 and a header
and footer slapped on it.
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