Import .p12 key file
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Wed Nov 10 19:29:51 CET 2010
On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:37, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> Recent versions of GnuPG support S/MIME, which *may* use PKCS-12. (I
Well for 7 years or so ;-)
> don't recall offhand for a fact: I just have a vague impression they
> do... or maybe it's PKCS-7 I'm thinking of.)
PKCS#12 is a bunch of convoluted binary data which is even by ASN.1
standards a nightmare to parse. Despite that these blobs are used to
transfer private X.509 keys. GPGSM (GPG's S/MIME cousin) supports it.
PKCS#7 (or in modern speak CMS) is the core of S/MIME but, as you
pointed out, it is not related to OpenPGP. OpenPGP uses a well defined
and easy to parse format for key and data exchange and not any ASN.1 BER
and DER mess.
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