openssl nseq

create or examine a Netscape certificate sequence 

openssl command


SYNOPSIS

openssl nseq [-help] [-in filename] [-out filename] [-toseq]


DESCRIPTION

The nseq command takes a file containing a Netscape certificate sequence and prints out the certificates contained in it or takes a file of certificates and converts it into a Netscape certificate sequence.

Options

-help 

Print out a usage message.

-in filename 

specifies the input file name to read or standard input if this option is not specified.

-out filename 

specifies the output file name or standard output by default.

-toseq 

normally a Netscape certificate sequence will be input and the output is the certificates contained in it. With the -toseq option the situation is reversed: a Netscape certificate sequence is created from a file of certificates.


EXAMPLES

Output the certificates in a Netscape certificate sequence

openssl nseq -in nseq.pem -out certs.pem

Create a Netscape certificate sequence

openssl nseq -in certs.pem -toseq -out nseq.pem

NOTES

The PEM encoded form uses the same headers and footers as a certificate:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

A Netscape certificate sequence is a Netscape specific format that can be sent to browsers as an alternative to the standard PKCS#7 format when several certificates are sent to the browser: for example during certificate enrollment. It is used by Netscape certificate server for example.


BUGS

This program needs a few more options: like allowing DER or PEM input and output files and allowing multiple certificate files to be used.


COPYRIGHT

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Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source distribution or here: OpenSSL.


AVAILABILITY

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