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This package was approved by moderator mwrock on 10/26/2014.

Open SSL Key - Utility to generate XML keys from PEM or DER keys.
Reads and parses:
(1) OpenSSL PEM or DER public keys
(2) OpenSSL PEM or DER traditional SSLeay private keys (encrypted and unencrypted)
(3) PKCS #8 PEM or DER encoded private keys (encrypted and unencrypted)
| Keys in PEM format must have headers/footers .
| Encrypted Private Key in SSLEay format not supported in DER
| Removes header/footer lines.
| For traditional SSLEAY PEM private keys, checks for encrypted format and uses PBE to extract 3DES key.
| For SSLEAY format, only supports encryption format: DES-EDE3-CBC
| For PKCS #8, only supports PKCS#5 v2.0 3des.
| Parses private and public key components and returns .NET RSA object.
| Creates dummy unsigned certificate linked to private keypair and optionally exports to pkcs #12

To install Open SSL Key, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install opensslkey

To upgrade Open SSL Key, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade opensslkey


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Software Author(s)

  • Michel I. Gallant


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Open SSL Key 655 Tuesday, August 23, 2011  

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