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NAMEnseq - create or examine a netscape certificate sequence
SYNOPSISopenssl nseq [-in filename] [-out filename] [-toseq]
DESCRIPTIONThe 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.
- -in filename
- This specifies the input filename to read or standard input if this option is not specified.
- -out filename
- specifies the output filename or standard output by default.
- 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.
EXAMPLESOutput 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
NOTESThe PEM encoded form uses the same headers and footers as a certificate:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- -----END CERTIFICATE-----
A Netscape certificate sequence is a Netscape specific form 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.
BUGSThis program needs a few more options: like allowing DER or PEM input and output files and allowing multiple certificate files to be used.