[ILUG] How to create a passphraseless CA key
bbrelin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 13:15:57 IST 2005
I'm trying to create a passphrase less CA key with openssl. So far I haven't
been able to do so.
I created a key using openssl genrsa -des3 -out my-ca.key 2048
It asked me for a passphrase. I typed in 'foobar'
Everything I've read tells me that in order to create a "passphraseless"
key, I have to do the following:
cp my-ca.key my-ca.key.org <http://my-ca.key.org>
openssl rsa -in my-ca.key.org <http://my-ca.key.org> -out my-ca.key
However, the program will ask me for the passphrase for the original key and
then ask me for a new passphrase. It won't take anything less than four
characters for the new passphrase.
How do I make the rsa command stop asking me for a new passphrase for my new
i'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a Dell system.
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