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[req] Variables

Overview of the variables

The req section contains the following variables:

default_bits = 1024
default_keyfile = privkey.pem
distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name
attributes = req_attributes

default_bits configuration variable

The default_bits variable is the default RSA key size that you want to use. Other possible values are 512, 2048, and 4096.

default_keyfile configuration variable

The default_keyfile variable is the default name for the private key file created by req.

distinguished_name configuration variable

The distinguished_name variable specifies the section in the configuration file that defines the default values for components of the distinguished name field. The req_attributes variable specifies the section in the configuration file that defines defaults for certificate request attributes.

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