Creating certificates with a password that has spaces in it

Stefan Paetow Stefan.Paetow at
Tue Dec 9 22:05:54 CET 2014

On 9 Dec 2014, at 20:38, Jasvinder S. Bahra <bbdl21548 at> wrote:
> The "unknown options Two" line suggests that only the first word of the password is used and that openssl thinks the rest of the password are other parameters.
> I've tried enclosing the passwords (in the CNF files) in both single quotes and double quotes, but have had no success.
> Is it possible to create certificates with passwords that have spaces in them, using these make commands?

Jazz, try the following:

In /etc/raddb/Makefile, edit lines 74, 77, and 80. Put quotes around the $(PASSWORD_CA) and $(PASSWORD_SERVER) items. Do the same in lines 96, 99 and 102 with $(PASSWORD_CA) and $(PASSWORD_CLIENT).

Does that fix the problem?

Please let us know on here. 

Stefan Paetow
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