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140.IX Title "NSEQ 1"
141.TH NSEQ 1 "0.9.7a" "2003-02-19" "OpenSSL"
142.UC
143.SH "NAME"
144nseq \- create or examine a netscape certificate sequence
145.SH "SYNOPSIS"
146.IX Header "SYNOPSIS"
147\&\fBopenssl\fR \fBnseq\fR
148[\fB\-in filename\fR]
149[\fB\-out filename\fR]
150[\fB\-toseq\fR]
151.SH "DESCRIPTION"
152.IX Header "DESCRIPTION"
153The \fBnseq\fR command takes a file containing a Netscape certificate
154sequence and prints out the certificates contained in it or takes a
155file of certificates and converts it into a Netscape certificate
156sequence.
157.SH "COMMAND OPTIONS"
158.IX Header "COMMAND OPTIONS"
159.Ip "\fB\-in filename\fR" 4
160.IX Item "-in filename"
161This specifies the input filename to read or standard input if this
162option is not specified.
163.Ip "\fB\-out filename\fR" 4
164.IX Item "-out filename"
165specifies the output filename or standard output by default.
166.Ip "\fB\-toseq\fR" 4
167.IX Item "-toseq"
168normally a Netscape certificate sequence will be input and the output
169is the certificates contained in it. With the \fB\-toseq\fR option the
170situation is reversed: a Netscape certificate sequence is created from
171a file of certificates.
172.SH "EXAMPLES"
173.IX Header "EXAMPLES"
174Output the certificates in a Netscape certificate sequence
175.PP
176.Vb 1
177\& openssl nseq -in nseq.pem -out certs.pem
178.Ve
179Create a Netscape certificate sequence
180.PP
181.Vb 1
182\& openssl nseq -in certs.pem -toseq -out nseq.pem
183.Ve
184.SH "NOTES"
185.IX Header "NOTES"
186The \fB\s-1PEM\s0\fR encoded form uses the same headers and footers as a certificate:
187.PP
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189\& -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
190\& -----END CERTIFICATE-----
191.Ve
192A Netscape certificate sequence is a Netscape specific form that can be sent
193to browsers as an alternative to the standard PKCS#7 format when several
194certificates are sent to the browser: for example during certificate enrollment.
195It is used by Netscape certificate server for example.
196.SH "BUGS"
197.IX Header "BUGS"
198This program needs a few more options: like allowing \s-1DER\s0 or \s-1PEM\s0 input and
199output files and allowing multiple certificate files to be used.