[xmlsec] Create a .pem file

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Mon Oct 7 14:55:09 PDT 2002

Hi, Lionel!

>1/ There are several examples to sign or encrypt documents. 
>  But should I create the .c files or xmlsec does it for me?
>I'm a little bit confused.
I am sorry but i am not sure I understand your question. XMLSec Library 
will not
be able to write a program for you. It does not create .c files.

>2/ What is a CA?
Certificate Authority. Please read any book about PKI and x509 certificates.

>3/ I sign a template document but in the command tool xmlsec, can I specify 
>the output file?
>I use  :  xmlsec sign --keys keys.xml sig.xml
The document is dumped to stdout. You can redirect it to any file using 
'>'. However,
I like the idea about adding one more option "--out" (will do it soon). 

>4/ How can I create my own rsa, dsa keys ?
There are many ways. IMHO, the simplest one is to use OpenSSL: openssl 
genrsa or openssl gendsa
should do it for you (but read help first if you never created keys before).


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