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I'm in a situation where I have a Certificate Authority (CA) that I need to register with openssl, but no root access. Even if I had root access, I don't think it would be right to register this at a system level because this is a development situation.

Is there any ability in openssl to have CA's registered at a user-level? I'm hoping for something like the ~/.ssh directory, except for CA's.

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The openssl subcommands accept the -CAfile and -CApath options:

From the manpage:

-CAfile file
    Verify the signature on a CRL by looking up the issuing certificate
    in file.

-CApath directory
    Verify the signature on a CRL by looking up the issuing certificate
    in dir.  This directory must be a standard certificate directory,
    i.e. a hash of each subject name (using x509 -hash) should be
    linked to each certificate.
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I guess my question was ambiguous, but I'm trying to solve this for the various tools which use the openssl system, i.e. libssl. I don't believe this relates to the openssl command. –  bukzor Dec 10 '12 at 23:52

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