These allow the password to be obtained from a variety of sources. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1). Both of these options take a single argument whose format is described below. the input file password source. Many commands use an external configuration file for some or all of their arguments and have a -config option to specify that file. -e Encrypt the input data: this is the default. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1). -a Base64 process the data. Any algorithm name accepted by EVP_get_cipherbyname() is acceptable such as des3.-engine id. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).-out filename This specifies the output filename to write a key to or standard output if this option is not specified. If the key is encrypted a pass phrase will be prompted for. This specifies the output filename to write a key to or standard output if this option is not specified. I want the key in a file and, for some reason, openssl genrsa 2048 -aes128 -passout pass:foobar -out privkey.pem doesn't do that. If any encryption options are set then a pass phrase will be prompted for. These allow the password to be obtained from a variety of sources. PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS Several commands accept password arguments, typically using -passin and -passout for input and output passwords respectively. If any encryption options are set then a pass phrase will be prompted for. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).-cipher. This means that if encryption is taking place the data is base64 encoded after encryption. The environment variable OPENSSL_CONF can be used to specify the location of the … Output the key to the specified file. If the key is encrypted a pass phrase will be prompted for.-passin arg the input file password source. -pass arg The password source. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).-out filename. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).-out filename. Both of these options take a single argument whose format is described below. the input file password source. This specifies the output filename to write a key to or standard output if this option is not specified. -d Decrypt the input data. The openssl program provides a rich variety of commands, each of which often has a wealth of options and arguments. However, I am apparently too dumb to be allowed to use OpenSSL. If any encryption options are set then a pass … -passin arg The input file password source. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1). For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1).-out filename. Can you please give me two commands - one to generate the private key into a file an … This specifies the output filename to write to or standard output by default.-passout arg. For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1… The input file password source. If any encryption options are set then a pass phrase will be prompted for. If this argument is not specified then standard output is used.-passout arg. @caf, thanks for the great feedback (+1 again). For more information about the format of arg see the PASS PHRASE ARGUMENTS section in openssl(1). If any encryption options are set then a pass phrase will be prompted for. 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