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NSEQ(1)				    OpenSSL			       NSEQ(1)

NAME

nseq - create or examine a netscape certificate sequence

SYNOPSIS

openssl nseq [-in filename] [-out filename] [-toseq]

DESCRIPTION

The 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.

COMMAND OPTIONS

-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. -toseq normally a Netscape certificate sequence will be input and the out- put 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.

EXAMPLES

Output 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

NOTES

The PEM encoded form uses the same headers and footers as a certifi- cate: -----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 cer- tificate enrollment. It is used by Netscape certificate server for example.

BUGS

This program needs a few more options: like allowing DER or PEM input and output files and allowing multiple certificate files to be used. 0.9.8e-rhel5 2000-01-20 NSEQ(1)

1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <christia@theseas.ntua.gr>