[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim, TLS, and SSL cert passwords.

Sven Hartge sven at svenhartge.de
Thu Feb 17 10:04:42 UTC 2011

Ernie Dunbar <maillist at lightspeed.ca> wrote:

> At http://www.gnode.net/basic-exim-config-with-plain-auth-over-tls/,
> the Exim configuration file says in the comments that the private key
> must *not* have a password.

> Unfortunately, our certificate issuer requires it now.

> So what do I do to get Exim to use the certificate password? This
> works fine in Dovecot.

The Certificate does not have a password, it is the private key which is

Your certificate issuer cannot enforce any encryption of the key, as it
should never leave your server and is never transmitted anywhere.

Just remove the passphrase from the key and you are done.


Sig lost. Core dumped.

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