OpenSSL 1.0.1c onwards seems to offer CMS support. I have difficulty understanding the difference between smime and pkcs7. S/MIME specs are layered on PKCS#7 (so says Wikipedia). Now in openssl I ...
Apart from the lack of native Oultook support, why should one prefer S/MIME over PGP/MIME for email?
From my (still quite subjective) point of view, GnuPG/PGP is superior to SSL (or more specifically, PGP/MIME over S/MIME; maybe in other areas SSL is the better choice), e.g. due to the support of ...
I would like to obtain a trusted S/MIME certificate, but all the certificate authorities I have asked so far generate the keypair on their server, sign the certificate and send me both the private key ...
Analogously to the SSL server certificate question, which extensions should I use for S/MIME, and should the CA be restricted somehow as well? (I'm using openssl, which at the moment creates CA and ...
A few years ago I have used S/MIME certs to sign (and encrypt) my mails. The reason for which I stopped signing was the following: My (class 2) cert was issued on Jan. 1st 2008 (just a sample). It ...