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How to decrypt a private key through the Linux command line

Save the encrypted key in the file enc.key and run the command below and paste the password. You will get the decrypted key in the file dec.key.

[[email protected] ~]# openssl rsa -in enc.key -out dec.key
Enter the passphrase for enc.key:
Writing the RSA key
[[email protected] ~]# ll
total 8
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1679 Sep  5 07:10 dec.key
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1766 Sep  5 06:49 enc.key

Manoj Thursday 05 September 2013 - 06:27 am | | Default

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