How to Remove the Password From Your SSL Key

Jason Mazzota
by (29posts) under Cloud Hosting
Verified and Tested 2/8/15


This is a fast and simple how-to about removing the password or passphrase from your SSL key file. This tutorial will use OpenSSL for the process.

Removing the password from your SSL Key

To remove the password or passphrase from your .key or SSL key file, you simply need to run:

openssl rsa –in yourSSLkey.key –out yourSSLkeywithnopassword.key

This will prompt you for the password. Once entered, you can use the .key file you just created (yourSSLkeywithnopassword.key) without needing to use a password.

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