[gnutls-dev] Lack of documented standard for exporting DSA priv_keys in PKCS8 format??

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos n.mavrogiannopoulos at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 22:58:33 CET 2007

On Monday 19 November 2007, David Marín Carreño wrote:

> Sorry, I put the wrong link. It should be:
> ftp://ftp.rsasecurity.com/pub/pkcs/pkcs-11/v2-20/pkcs-11v2-20.pdf
> I see that OpenSSL follows a previous version of this document. From
> OpenSSL's pkcs8 man page:
> "The format of PKCS#8 DSA (and other) private keys is not well
> documented: it is hidden away in PKCS#11 v2.01, section 11.9. OpenSSL's
> default DSA PKCS#8 private key format complies with this standard."

Thank you. I'll check this document and try to implement it as soon as I have 
some free time, from a quick glimpse it doesn't look that hard.


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