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How to convert OpenSSL private key to pkcs#8 format?

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TitleHow to convert OpenSSL private key to pkcs#8 format?
Objective
To convert an SSL key certificate to standard format for Netsight and NAC appliances
Environment
  • Netsight Server Appliance
  • Netsight NAC Appliance
Procedure

If you need to convert your key file to a PKCS #8 format, use the following OpenSSL command where is the original non-PKCS #8 formatted key file. (OpenSSL is available on NetSight and NAC appliances. The server.key file can be copied and converted on either appliance.) 

openssl pkcs8 -topk8 -in <server.key> -out server-pkcs8.key –nocrypt



Additional notes
(assuming the original key filename is "server.key) Note that this information is also outlined in the "Help" sections of Netsight.

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