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Old 07-17-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation need help on implementing ssl

Hello Everybody,
Please help me with good links to understand the basic concept and procedure of 'how to implement ssl'.Any brainstorms are appreciatable.

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You could start with the documentation that came with ssl. It is a collection of programs. Even "openssl" has many subprograms. You can use "openssl command --help" to get more detailed help.

openssl crl help
unknown option help
usage: crl args

 -inform arg     - input format - default PEM (DER or PEM)
 -outform arg    - output format - default PEM
 -text           - print out a text format version
 -in arg         - input file - default stdin
 -out arg        - output file - default stdout
 -hash           - print hash value
 -fingerprint    - print the crl fingerprint
 -issuer         - print issuer DN
 -lastupdate     - lastUpdate field
 -nextupdate     - nextUpdate field
 -noout          - no CRL output
 -CAfile  name   - verify CRL using certificates in file "name"
 -CApath  dir    - verify CRL using certificates in "dir"
 -nameopt arg    - various certificate name options
There is an O'Reilly book on OpenSSL.

Also, look at the manpages that come with the openssl package:
Many of the manpages include something I wish all manpages had; examples!
       To remove the pass phrase on an RSA private key:

        openssl rsa -in key.pem -out keyout.pem

       To encrypt a private key using triple DES:

        openssl rsa -in key.pem -des3 -out keyout.pem

       To convert a private key from PEM to DER format:

        openssl rsa -in key.pem -outform DER -out keyout.der

       To print out the components of a private key to standard output:

        openssl rsa -in key.pem -text -noout

       To just output the public part of a private key:

        openssl rsa -in key.pem -pubout -out pubkey.pem


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