I have a PKCS12 file containing the full certificate chain and private key. I need to break it up into 3 files for an application. The 3 files I need are as follows (in PEM format):
- an unecrypted key file
- a client certificate file
- a CA certificate file (root and all intermediate)
This is a common task I have to perform, so I'm looking for a way to do this without any manual editing of the output.
I tried the following:
openssl pkcs12 -in <filename.pfx> -nocerts -nodes -out <clientcert.key> openssl pkcs12 -in <filename.pfx> -clcerts -nokeys -out <clientcert.cer> openssl pkcs12 -in <filename.pfx> -cacerts -nokeys -chain -out <cacerts.cer>
This works fine, however, the output contains bag attributes, which the application doesn't know how to handle.
After some searching I found a suggested solution of passing the results through x509 to strip the bag attributes.
openssl x509 -in <clientcert.cer> -out <clientcert.cer>
This works, but I run into an issue on the cacert file. The output file only contains one of the 3 certs in the chain.
Is there a way to avoid including the bag attributes in the output of the pkcs12 command, or a way to have the x509 command output include all the certificates? Additionally, if running it through x509 is the simplest solution, is there a way to pipe the output from pkcs12 into x509 instead of writing out the file twice?