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SESS_ID(1)				     OpenSSL				       SESS_ID(1)

       sess_id - SSL/TLS session handling utility

       openssl sess_id [-inform PEM|DER] [-outform PEM|DER] [-in filename] [-out filename]
       [-text] [-noout] [-context ID]

       The sess_id process the encoded version of the SSL session structure and optionally prints
       out SSL session details (for example the SSL session master key) in human readable format.
       Since this is a diagnostic tool that needs some knowledge of the SSL protocol to use prop-
       erly, most users will not need to use it.

       -inform DER|PEM
	   This specifies the input format. The DER option uses an ASN1 DER encoded format con-
	   taining session details. The precise format can vary from one version to the next.
	   The PEM form is the default format: it consists of the DER format base64 encoded with
	   additional header and footer lines.

       -outform DER|PEM
	   This specifies the output format, the options have the same meaning as the -inform

       -in filename
	   This specifies the input filename to read session information from or standard input
	   by default.

       -out filename
	   This specifies the output filename to write session information to or standard output
	   if this option is not specified.

	   prints out the various public or private key components in plain text in addition to
	   the encoded version.

	   if a certificate is present in the session it will be output using this option, if the
	   -text option is also present then it will be printed out in text form.

	   this option prevents output of the encoded version of the session.

       -context ID
	   this option can set the session id so the output session information uses the supplied
	   ID. The ID can be any string of characters. This option wont normally be used.

       Typical output:

	    Protocol  : TLSv1
	    Cipher    : 0016
	    Session-ID: 871E62626C554CE95488823752CBD5F3673A3EF3DCE9C67BD916C809914B40ED
	    Session-ID-ctx: 01000000
	    Master-Key: A7CEFC571974BE02CAC305269DC59F76EA9F0B180CB6642697A68251F2D2BB57E51DBBB4C7885573192AE9AEE220FACD
	    Key-Arg   : None
	    Start Time: 948459261
	    Timeout   : 300 (sec)
	    Verify return code 0 (ok)

       Theses are described below in more detail.

	   this is the protocol in use TLSv1, SSLv3 or SSLv2.

	   the cipher used this is the actual raw SSL or TLS cipher code, see the SSL or TLS
	   specifications for more information.

	   the SSL session ID in hex format.

	   the session ID context in hex format.

	   this is the SSL session master key.

	   the key argument, this is only used in SSL v2.

       Start Time
	   this is the session start time represented as an integer in standard Unix format.

	   the timeout in seconds.

       Verify return code
	   this is the return code when an SSL client certificate is verified.

       The PEM encoded session format uses the header and footer lines:


       Since the SSL session output contains the master key it is possible to read the contents
       of an encrypted session using this information. Therefore appropriate security precautions
       should be taken if the information is being output by a "real" application. This is how-
       ever strongly discouraged and should only be used for debugging purposes.

       The cipher and start time should be printed out in human readable form.

       ciphers(1), s_server(1)

0.9.7a					    2000-02-03				       SESS_ID(1)
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