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openssl-pkcs7 - PKCS#7 command


openssl pkcs7 [-help] [-inform DER|PEM] [-outform DER|PEM] [-in filename] [-out filename] [-print] [-print_certs] [-quiet] [-text] [-noout] [-engine id] [-provider name] [-provider-path path] [-propquery propq]


This command processes PKCS#7 files. Note that it only understands PKCS#7 v 1.5 as specified in IETF RFC 2315. It cannot currently parse CMS as described in IETF RFC 2630.


Print out a usage message.
The input and formats; the default is PEM. See openssl-format-options(1) for details.

The data is a PKCS#7 Version 1.5 structure.

This specifies the input filename to read from or standard input if this option is not specified.
Specifies the output filename to write to or standard output by default.
Print out the full PKCS7 object.
Prints out any certificates or CRLs contained in the file. They are preceded by their subject and issuer names in one line format.
When used with -print_certs, prints out just the PEM-encoded certificates without any other output.
Prints out certificate details in full rather than just subject and issuer names.
Don't output the encoded version of the PKCS#7 structure (or certificates if -print_certs is set).
See "Engine Options" in openssl(1). This option is deprecated.
See "Provider Options" in openssl(1), provider(7), and property(7).


Convert a PKCS#7 file from PEM to DER:

 openssl pkcs7 -in file.pem -outform DER -out file.der

Output all certificates in a file:

 openssl pkcs7 -in file.pem -print_certs -out certs.pem


openssl(1), openssl-crl2pkcs7(1)


The -engine option was deprecated in OpenSSL 3.0.


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2024-06-04 3.3.1