[gnutls-help] Creating password protected private keys with certtool?

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Thu May 15 14:05:35 CEST 2014

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:52:31AM +0200, Noel Kuntze wrote:
>> You can pass /dev/stdin instead of the file.
>> /dev/stdin is a special device on *nix systems pointing to the program's standard input.
>> If certtool doesn't do seeks on the file, it should work fine.
> Noel, this sounds reasonable. But certtool insists to get a regular file:
>   $ certtool --pkcs8 --template /dev/stdin --generate-privkey --outfile CA-key.pem
>   fs error 22 (Invalid argument) on stat-ing for regular file /dev/stdin for option template

Good to know. It was imposed by autogen's file option. I've now lifted
that limitation.


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