Mail Server Fingerprint

Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Fetching the SSL Cert from a remote mail server, and extracting the SHA1 Fingerprint.

This is useful for let’s say when you need the fingerprint to identify via TLS

Get the raw certificate:

echo Q | openssl s_client -connect

Copy and paste the scribble from —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– to —–END CERTIFICATE—– to a file called cert.pem. Including —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– as first and —–END CERTIFICATE—– as last line.

Generate the SHA1 fingerprint by issuing following command:

openssl x509 -in cert.pem -sha1 -noout -fingerprint