[stunnel-users] SSLPassPhraseDialog

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net
Tue Nov 23 09:28:50 CET 2010

"Avinash Gaonkar" <agaonkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> How can we configure ssl key passphrase in stunnel config file.
> for. eg SSLPassPhraseDialog  exec:/path/to/passphrase-file
> parameter we have in apache, so no need to key in password
> every time when we restart service.

Passphrase in a file is a very bad idea.  It makes the solution more
complex without any security benefit (in fact it makes things even worse if
you re-use your passphrase anywhere else).  Simply decrypt your private key
instead and use filesystem permissions to protect it.


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