Weird "security" bahavior with SSL certificates

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Old 01-12-2010
Question Weird "security" bahavior with SSL certificates


I have been attempting to automate the addition of SSL certificates to keychains on a MAC using the "security" command. I've noticed two things, 1 of which I don't understand.

1. If I use something like
"security add-trusted-cert -d -k /System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates trustRoot "$CERTPATH"

, I get a dialog box to enter the password. Is there anyway I can add the certificate to a keychain (Doesn't matter which as long as it works with Safari) without the password prompt?

2. The strange part - In the above command, if I change the
/System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates to $USER/Library/Keychains/login.keychain

, I get the same prompt but even if I do not enter my password and exit from the dialog, the certificate gets added to the keychain (I checked from the GUI). Any idea what is happening?

I would appreciate any help with the above.


Last edited by vbe; 07-14-2010 at 07:47 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 01-15-2010
Try creating one with the -p switch and set a password for it, I think that will not prompt the user.

see this: Mac OS X Manual Page For security(1)
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