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Given a certificate, thing.crt and a key, thing.key, I can create an PKCS#12 certificate with:

openssl pkcs12 -export -in thing.crt -inkey thing.key -out thing.p12

Problem is, openssl asks me for a password to encrypt the file. Is there a way to create an unencrypted PKCS#12 certificate?

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PKCS#12 appears to require private keys in the PKCS#12 container to be encrypted.

However, you can just press Enter to use a blank password.

Note: PKCS#12 files are not certificates, only containers – they still have X.509 certificates inside.

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