PKI Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v2.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
Review Private Key of My CA Certificate on macOS
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review my private and public key pair that was used in my self-signed root CA certificate on macOS using Keychain Access.
When I created a self-signed root CA certificate for myself with Certificate Assistant in Keychain Access, it actually generated 3 items:
Both the key pair and the certificate are stored in the "system" keychain, but in separate categories: "Keys" and "Certificates".
I have reviewed my certificate in the previous tutorial. Now let me review key pair.
1. Open "System" keychain and "Keys" category in Keychain Access. "Herong Yang's CA" keys listed there.
2. Double click "Herong Yang's CA" public key to open it. But it does not show much information.
3. Double click "Herong Yang's CA" private key to open it. But it does not show much information.
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