OpenSSL 命令行工具



openssl x509 -in "/path/to/your-file.pem" -noout -enddate 

输出证书签发的通用名(subject、Common Name):

openssl x509 -in "/path/to/your-file.pem" -noout -subject


openssl command [ command_opts ] [ command_args ]

openssl list [ standard-commands | digest-commands | cipher-commands | cipher-algorithms | digest-algorithms | public-key-algorithms]

openssl no-XXX [ arbitrary options ]


OpenSSL is a cryptography toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) network protocols and related cryptography standards required by them.

The openssl program is a command line tool for using the various cryptography functions of OpenSSL’s crypto library from the shell. It can be used for

o Creation and management of private keys, public keys and parameters

o Public key cryptographic operations

o Creation of X.509 certificates, CSRs and CRLs

o Calculation of Message Digests

o Encryption and Decryption with Ciphers

o SSL/TLS Client and Server Tests

o Handling of S/MIME signed or encrypted mail

o Time Stamp requests, generation and verification


The openssl program provides a rich variety of commands (command in the SYNOPSIS above), each of which often has a wealth of options and arguments (command_opts and command_args in the SYNOPSIS).

Many commands use an external configuration file for some or all of their arguments and have a -config option to specify that file. The environment variable OPENSSL_CONF can be used to specify the location of the file. If the environment variable is not specified, then the file is named openssl.cnf in the default certificate storage area, whose value depends on the configuration flags specified when the OpenSSL was built.

The list parameters standard-commands, digest-commands, and cipher-commands output a list (one entry per line) of the names of all standard commands, message digest commands, or cipher commands, respectively, that are available in the present openssl utility.

The list parameters cipher-algorithms and digest-algorithms list all cipher and message digest names, one entry per line. Aliases are listed as:

from => to

The list parameter public-key-algorithms lists all supported public key algorithms.

The command no-XXX tests whether a command of the specified name is available. If no command named XXX exists, it returns 0 (success) and prints no-XXX; otherwise it returns 1 and prints XXX. In both cases, the output goes to stdout and nothing is printed to stderr. Additional command line arguments are always ignored. Since for each cipher there is a command of the same name, this provides an easy way for shell scripts to test for the availability of ciphers in the openssl program. (no-XXX is not able to detect pseudo-commands such as quit, list, or no-XXX itself.)

Standard Commands

asn1parse Parse an ASN.1 sequence.

ca Certificate Authority (CA) Management.

ciphers Cipher Suite Description Determination.

cms CMS (Cryptographic Message Syntax) utility

crl Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Management.

crl2pkcs7 CRL to PKCS#7 Conversion.

dgst Message Digest Calculation.

dh Diffie-Hellman Parameter Management. Obsoleted by dhparam.

dhparam Generation and Management of Diffie-Hellman Parameters. Superseded by genpkey and pkeyparam

dsa DSA Data Management.

dsaparam DSA Parameter Generation and Management. Superseded by genpkey and pkeyparam

ec EC (Elliptic curve) key processing

ecparam EC parameter manipulation and generation

enc Encoding with Ciphers.

engine Engine (loadable module) information and manipulation.

errstr Error Number to Error String Conversion.

gendh Generation of Diffie-Hellman Parameters. Obsoleted by dhparam.

gendsa Generation of DSA Private Key from Parameters. Superseded by genpkey and pkey

genpkey Generation of Private Key or Parameters.

genrsa Generation of RSA Private Key. Superseded by genpkey.

nseq Create or examine a Netscape certificate sequence

ocsp Online Certificate Status Protocol utility.

passwd Generation of hashed passwords.

pkcs12 PKCS#12 Data Management.

pkcs7 PKCS#7 Data Management.

pkey Public and private key management.

pkeyparam Public key algorithm parameter management.

pkeyutl Public key algorithm cryptographic operation utility.

rand Generate pseudo-random bytes.

req PKCS#10 X.509 Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Management.

rsa RSA key management.

rsautl RSA utility for signing, verification, encryption, and decryption. Superseded by pkeyutl

s_client This implements a generic SSL/TLS client which can establish a transparent connection to a remote server speaking SSL/TLS. It’s intended for testing purposes only and provides only rudimentary interface functionality but internally uses mostly all functionality of the OpenSSL ssl library.

s_server This implements a generic SSL/TLS server which accepts connections from remote clients speaking SSL/TLS. It’s intended for testing purposes only and provides only rudimentary interface functionality but internally uses mostly all functionality of the OpenSSL ssl library. It provides both an own command line oriented protocol for testing SSL functions and a simple HTTP response facility to emulate an SSL/TLS-aware webserver.

s_time SSL Connection Timer.

sess_id SSL Session Data Management.

smime S/MIME mail processing.

speed Algorithm Speed Measurement.

spkac SPKAC printing and generating utility

ts Time Stamping Authority tool (client/server)

verify X.509 Certificate Verification.

version OpenSSL Version Information.

x509 X.509 Certificate Data Management.

Message Digest Commands

md2 MD2 Digest

md5 MD5 Digest

mdc2 MDC2 Digest

rmd160 RMD-160 Digest

sha SHA Digest

sha1 SHA-1 Digest

sha224 SHA-224 Digest

sha256 SHA-256 Digest

sha384 SHA-384 Digest

sha512 SHA-512 Digest

Encoding and Cipher Commands

base64 Base64 Encoding

bf bf-cbc bf-cfb bf-ecb bf-ofb
Blowfish Cipher

cast cast-cbc
CAST Cipher

cast5-cbc cast5-cfb cast5-ecb cast5-ofb
CAST5 Cipher

des des-cbc des-cfb des-ecb des-ede des-ede-cbc des-ede-cfb des-ede-ofb des-ofb
DES Cipher

des3 desx des-ede3 des-ede3-cbc des-ede3-cfb des-ede3-ofb
Triple-DES Cipher

idea idea-cbc idea-cfb idea-ecb idea-ofb
IDEA Cipher

rc2 rc2-cbc rc2-cfb rc2-ecb rc2-ofb
RC2 Cipher

rc4 RC4 Cipher

rc5 rc5-cbc rc5-cfb rc5-ecb rc5-ofb
RC5 Cipher


Details of which options are available depend on the specific command. This section describes some common options with common behavior.

Common Options

-help Provides a terse summary of all options.

Pass Phrase Options

Several commands accept password arguments, typically using -passin and -passout for input and output passwords respectively. These allow the password to be obtained from a variety of sources. Both of these options take a single argument whose format is described below. If no password argument is given and a password is required then the user is prompted to enter one: this will typically be read from the current terminal with echoing turned off.

the actual password is password. Since the password is visible to utilities (like ‘ps’ under Unix) this form should only be used where security is not important.

env:var obtain the password from the environment variable var. Since the environment of other processes is visible on certain platforms (e.g. ps under certain Unix OSes) this option should be used with caution.

the first line of pathname is the password. If the same pathname argument is supplied to -passin and -passout arguments then the first line will be used for the input password and the next line for the output password. pathname need not refer to a regular file: it could for example refer to a device or named pipe.

fd:number read the password from the file descriptor number. This can be used to send the data via a pipe for example.

stdin read the password from standard input.



The list-XXX-algorithms pseudo-commands were added in OpenSSL 1.0.0; For notes on the availability of other commands, see their individual manual pages.


asn1parse(1), ca(1), config(5), crl(1), crl2pkcs7(1), dgst(1), dhparam(1), dsa(1), dsaparam(1), enc(1), engine(1), gendsa(1), genpkey(1), genrsa(1), nseq(1), openssl(1), passwd(1), pkcs12(1), pkcs7(1), pkcs8(1), rand(1), req(1), rsa(1), rsautl(1), s_client(1), s_server(1), s_time(1), smime(1), spkac(1), verify(1), version(1), x509(1), crypto(7), ssl(7), x509v3_config(5)



man openssl, Version 1.1.0e-1
How to get common name (CN) from SSL certificate using openssl command – nixCraft