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GPG 2.1 released

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:35:42 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhK8TYd2mzK96MYLUut0smiFxeGg6a4ybetbsC4Z2C=BqQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Improved X.509 certificate creation

In addition to an improved certificate signing request menu, it is now
possible to create a self-signed certificate using the interactive menu of

In batch mode the certificate creation dialog can now be controlled by a
parameter file with several new keywords. Such a parameter file allows the
creation of arbitrary X.509 certificates similar to what can be done with
*openssl*. It may this be used as the base for a CA software. For details
see the “CSR and certificate creation” section in the manual.

The new commands --export-secret-key-p8 and –export-secret-key-raw= may be
used to export a secret key directly in PKCS#8 or PKCS#1 format. Thus X.509
certificates for TLS use may be managed by *gpgsm* and directly exported in
a format suitable for OpenSSL based servers.
Received on Monday, 24 November 2014 03:36:10 UTC

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