Davis Goodman wrote:
You're hosed I'm afraid. If you could somehow reset the password on a
certificate, then by definition so could anyone else who happened upon
that certificate. i.e. they wouldn't be very secure would they ;-)
I've got an issue where one of our user has forgotten is certificate
password. The person who has created the certificate can't remember
the password that was assigned to this certificate. ( I know, we'll
put something in place to gather these passwords ;-) ). My question:
Is there a way for root to reset the password with either OpenVPN or
openssl without knowing the original one. We would rather not issue a
A new cert is required.
If you are using Windows, then perhaps the CertStore/cryptoapi option
would be more useful? In that environment, the private key of the cert
is stored encrypted within the registry (I assume WinXP here - nothing
earlier has this feature). End result is the user doesn't need to
password protect the cert - but it's still protected by their domain
We use that functionality with Cisco's VPN Client software - works well.
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