curl fails when using Elliptical Curve parameter manipulation and generation (openssl ecparam) certificate files

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Issue

  • curl fails when using Elliptical Curve parameter manipulation and generation (openssl ecparam) certificate files
  • NSS error -8178 (SEC_ERROR_BAD_KEY) when using ecparam key (EC PRIVATE KEY)
  • curl: (58) unable to load client key: -8178 (SEC_ERROR_BAD_KEY)
  • unable to load client key: -8178 (SEC_ERROR_BAD_KEY)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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