derdump_(1) Dumps C-sequence strings from a DER encoded certificate file


derdump [-r] [-i input-file] [-o output-file]


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derdump dumps C-sequence strings from a DER encode certificate file



For formatted items, dump raw bytes as well

-i DER encoded file

Define an input file to use (default is stdin)

-o output file

Define an output file to use (default is stdout).


NSS is maintained in conjunction with PKI and security-related projects through Mozilla dn Fedora. The most closely-related project is Dogtag PKI, with a project wiki at m[blue]PKI Wikim[][2].

For information specifically about NSS, the NSS project wiki is located at m[blue]Mozilla NSS sitem[][3]. The NSS site relates directly to NSS code changes and releases.

Mailing lists: [email protected] and [email protected]

IRC: Freenode at #dogtag-pki


The NSS tools were written and maintained by developers with Netscape and now with Red Hat.

Authors: Gerhardus Geldenhuis <[email protected]>. Elio Maldonado <[email protected]>, Deon Lackey <[email protected]>


Licensed under the Mozilla Public License, version 1.1, and/or the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later, and/or the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later.