> [hidden email] <> scribbled on vendredi 17 mars 2006
> > I guess that it's a second level of protection to stop you
> > when you try to install a stolen cert on your machine in MMC
> > on a Windows XP machine for example?
> No, to use a cert in win XP, we have to use a .p12 export, who asks for
> a export/import password.
> That's this password who is asked by windows.
Ah sorry, confused Challenge Password with the optional Export password.
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2006, Michal Hooreman wrote:
>> Good afternoon,
>> Just a question: what is the challenge password asked when we do a
>> certificate request?
>> Everywhere, I see it lefted blank, but I don't understand his usage.
> It is largely a legacy attribute. The original intention was
> I believe to provide a password which the certificate holder
> could later use (in some unspecified manner) to revoke the
> Other than the attribute being set and being visible by the
> 'req' utility it is ignored by OpenSSL.
Thank you for your help.
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