pkcs7 - PKCS#7 utility
] [ -inform PEM|DER
] [ -in filename
] [ -out filename
] [ -text
] [ -noout
] [ -engine id
command processes PKCS#7 files in DER or PEM format.
- Print out a usage message.
- -inform DER|PEM
- This specifies the input format. DER format is DER
encoded PKCS#7 v1.5 structure. PEM (the default) is a base64
encoded version of the DER form with header and footer lines.
- -outform DER|PEM
- This specifies the output format, the options have the same
meaning as the -inform option.
- -in filename
- This specifies the input filename to read from or standard
input if this option is not specified.
- -out filename
- specifies the output filename to write to or standard
output by default.
- prints out any certificates or CRLs contained in the file.
They are preceded by their subject and issuer names in one line
- prints out certificates details in full rather than just
subject and issuer names.
- don't output the encoded version of the PKCS#7 structure
(or certificates is -print_certs is set).
- -engine id
- specifying an engine (by its unique id string) will
cause pkcs7 to attempt to obtain a functional reference to the
specified engine, thus initialising it if needed. The engine will then be
set as the default for all available algorithms.
Convert a PKCS#7 file from PEM to DER:
openssl pkcs7 -in file.pem -outform DER -out file.der
Output all certificates in a file:
openssl pkcs7 -in file.pem -print_certs -out certs.pem
The PEM PKCS#7 format uses the header and footer lines:
For compatibility with some CAs it will also accept:
There is no option to print out all the fields of a PKCS#7 file.
This PKCS#7 routines only understand PKCS#7 v 1.5 as specified in RFC2315 they
cannot currently parse, for example, the new CMS as described in RFC2630.
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