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 +If you have a private key that is not encrypted (for example, it was created with the "​-nodes"​ command line option), you can encrypt the private key with a password. A typical openssl command and resulting interactive session is shown here:
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 +    > openssl rsa -des3 -in hostkeyNOPASSWORD.pem -out hostkeySECURE.pem
 +    writing RSA key
 +    Enter PEM pass phrase:
 +    Verifying - Enter PEM pass phrase:
 +    >
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 +Here's an explanation of the command line options:
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 +    * -des3 - encrypt the private key with the triple DES cipher before outputting it. The passphrase you enter must be at least four characters long.
 +    * -in hostkeyNOPASSWORD.pem - read in the unencrypted private key from the file hostkeyNOPASSWORD.pem.
 +    * -out hostkeySECURE.pem - write out the encrypted private key to the file hostkeySECURE.pem.
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