"openssl x509" Viewing Certificate Details

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view details of the certificate exported by 'keytool -exportcert' command using the 'openssl x509' command.

From previous section, I got my self-signed certificate generated by "keytool". The certificate is stored in RFC 1421 format. Now I want to try to view this certificate with "OpenSSL x509" command as shown below:

C:\herong>openssl x509 -in herong.crt -noout -text
        Version: 3 (0x2)
        Serial Number: 1185572113 (0x46aa6511)
        Signature Algorithm: dsaWithSHA1
        Issuer: C=CA, ST=Herong State, L=Herong City, 
O=Herong Company, OU=Herong Unit, CN=Herong Yang
            Not Before: Apr 1 21:35:13 2007 GMT
            Not After : Jun 30 21:35:13 2007 GMT
        Subject: C=CA, ST=Herong State, L=Herong City, 
O=Herong Company, OU=Herong Unit, CN=Herong Yang
        Subject Public Key Info:
            Public Key Algorithm: dsaEncryption
            DSA Public Key:
   Signature Algorithm: dsaWithSHA1

What I learned from this test:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 No "keytool" Command to Export Keys

 "keytool -genkeypair" Generating PrivateKeyEntry

 "keytool -exportcert" Exporting PrivateKeyEntry

 "keytool -printcert" Printing Certificate Details

"openssl x509" Viewing Certificate Details

 "DumpKey.java" Dumping Private Keys Out of "keystore"

 "openssl enc" Converting Keys from Binary to PEM

 "openssl dsa" Viewing Private and Public Key Pair

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

 Using Certificates in IE

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Outdated Tutorials


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