NSEQ(1) OpenSSL NSEQ(1)NAMEnseq - create or examine a netscape certificate sequence
openssl nseq [-in filename] [-out filename] [-toseq]
The nseq command takes a file containing a Netscape certificate
sequence and prints out the certificates contained in it or takes a
file of certificates and converts it into a Netscape certificate
COMMAND OPTIONS-in filename
This specifies the input filename to read or standard input if this
option is not specified.
specifies the output filename or standard output by default.
normally a Netscape certificate sequence will be input and the out‐
put is the certificates contained in it. With the -toseq option the
situation is reversed: a Netscape certificate sequence is created
from a file of certificates.
Output the certificates in a Netscape certificate sequence
openssl nseq-in nseq.pem -out certs.pem
Create a Netscape certificate sequence
openssl nseq-in certs.pem -toseq -out nseq.pem
The PEM encoded form uses the same headers and footers as a certifi‐
A Netscape certificate sequence is a Netscape specific form that can be
sent to browsers as an alternative to the standard PKCS#7 format when
several certificates are sent to the browser: for example during cer‐
tificate enrollment. It is used by Netscape certificate server for
This program needs a few more options: like allowing DER or PEM input
and output files and allowing multiple certificate files to be used.
0.9.7d 2002-04-30 NSEQ(1)