How to test passphrase of openssl rsa certificate keyfile
- 22 Jun 2017: Post was created (diff)
I needed a way to quickly test a lot of different passphrases to a passphrase-protected certificate.key file. So I started out with the slow approach
$ openssl rsa -check -in certificate.key Enter pass phrase for certificate.key:
Okay, now I want to test them in fast succession. The below snippet will ask you for the password until
openssl exits with 0
$ $(exit 1); while [ $? -ne 0 ]; do openssl rsa -check -in certificate.key; done
At least now I can just keep on typing until I find the right one.
$(exit 1) is to make the initial
$? check return something else than zero. Maybe bash has a do…while too, but this works.