Key Certificates in GNUPG

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Aug 9 08:46:33 CEST 2006

On Mon,  7 Aug 2006 04:39, Rubis Paul said:

> a. Is there any function in Libgrypt or Libksba to generate certificates ?

Not yet.  We don't have a need for it right now.  For CA software you
need more than just the ability to create a certificate.

> b. in the source directory of GNUPG, i can see certlist.c,
> certreqgen.c etc under the 'sm' directory using structures defiened in
> ksba.h file for creating certificate. Is there any format defined for

No gpgsm creates pkcs#10 requests.  These are requests to a CA to
create a certificate from the request.

> c. I am really new to this. Could some one tell me what exactly i have
> to do in order to store RSA keys generated using libgcrypt as a
> certificate. ?



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