author Wan-Teh Chang <>
Tue, 07 May 2013 14:02:13 -0700
changeset 10769 018cd55949ef889459fb318eee06091417135e87
parent 10735 beb69b96db7143325bb53daf167ecf411befe0ce
child 11209 357107fa14a89a723017a1e623494b6ba0cda71b
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 869608: Remove the .cvsignore files in nss/cmd and nss/lib. r=bsmith.

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    <title>NSS Security Tools</title>


    <refpurpose>Prints certificates, keys, crls, and pkcs7 files</refpurpose>

      <command>pp -t type [-a] [-i input] [-o output]</command>
    <para>This documentation is still work in progress. Please contribute to the initial review in <ulink url="">Mozilla NSS bug 836477</ulink>


    <para><command>pp </command>pretty-prints private and public key, certificate, certificate-request,
                     pkcs7 or crl files



        <term><option>-t </option> <replaceable>type</replaceable></term>
          <simpara>specify the input, one of {private-key | public-key | certificate | certificate-request | pkcs7 | crl}</simpara>

        <term><option>-a </option></term>
          <simpara>Input is in ascii encoded form (RFC1113)</simpara>

        <term><option>-i </option> <replaceable>inputfile</replaceable></term>
          <simpara>Define an input file to use (default is stdin)</simpara>

        <term><option>-u </option> <replaceable>outputfile</replaceable></term>
          <simpara>Define an output file to use (default is stdout)</simpara>


  <refsection id="resources">
    <title>Additional Resources</title>
    <para>NSS is maintained in conjunction with PKI and security-related projects through Mozilla and Fedora. The most closely-related project is Dogtag PKI, with a project wiki at <ulink url="">PKI Wiki</ulink>. </para>
	<para>For information specifically about NSS, the NSS project wiki is located at <ulink url="">Mozilla NSS site</ulink>. The NSS site relates directly to NSS code changes and releases.</para>
	<para>Mailing lists: and</para>
	<para>IRC: Freenode at #dogtag-pki</para>

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  <refsection id="authors">
    <para>The NSS tools were written and maintained by developers with Netscape, Red Hat,  Sun, Oracle, Mozilla, and Google.</para>
	Authors: Elio Maldonado &lt;>, Deon Lackey &lt;>.

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  <refsection id="license">
    <para>Licensed under the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0.  If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file, You can obtain one at