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Questions tagged [pkcs8]

Public-Key Cryptography Standard, number 8, describes the Private-Key Information Syntax Standard which is used to carry (encrypted or unencrypted) private certificate keypairs. See [RFC 5208](http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5208).

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Ed25519 PKCS8 private key example from IETF draft seems malformed

Malformed PKCS8 Key Algorithm Identifiers for Ed25519, Ed448, X25519 and X448 for use in the Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure § 10.3. Examples of Ed25519 Private Key states the following: <...
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What are the differences between plain and encrypted private keys?

It seems like there are different kind of private key formats, namely: PKCS#5 plain private key PKCS#8 plain private key PKCS#5 encrypted private key PKCS#8 encrypted private key I have seen these ...
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creating PKCS8 private keys with a PBMAC1 hash

PKCS#8 provides two encryption schemes (PBES1 and PBES2) and one message authentication scheme (PBMAC1). It seems like a combined method (eg. authenticated encryption) would be ideal but whatever. ...
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Why ssh-gen makes difference between PEM and PKCS8?

Correct me if I am wrong, but PKCS8 is format to store private key info. It could be binary-enoded (DER) or Base64 encoded (<...
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Need help with PKCS#12 3 key triple des key expansion

I am trying to decrypt PKCS8-Shrouded Key Bag inside a PKCS#12 pfx file. The oid for the encrypted data is PbeWithSHAAnd3-KeyTripleDES CBC. Iteration count and salt has been provided within the pfx ...
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Why can ssh-keygen export a public key in PEM PKCS8 format?

In the documentation of ssh-keygen (man ssh-keygen) it says for the option -m that an export ...
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How badly does disclosing an M-bit prefix of an N-bit private key compromise security?

I apologize profusely for knowing nothing about cryptography, please go easy on me! I'm working on a project where I have a 2048-bit RSA private key and a public certificate generated from the ...
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What is the technical name for a public key container in DER format?

I have a public key in the following (format-neutral; the type is specified by the DER bytes) format: ...
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ASN.1 OID of bcrypt

What is the ASN.1 OID associated to bcrypt (the key derivation scheme)? For instance, PBKDF2 has 1.2.840.113549.1.5.12 and it is therefore possible to store a ...