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So what's the actual limit it is set to by default? If I get a certificate, I'm not exactly going to tell everyone to run a sudo command before opening the site :)



4096 according to the code linked to in the article - http://opensource.apple.com/source/Security/Security-55471/l...


I noticed the Certificate Assistant UI in Keychain Access only lets you choose as high as 2048 bits if you're generating certs that way.


Just looked, couldn't even find the file.

/Library/Preferences/com.apple.security

OSX 10.9


com.apple.security isn't a file, it's a preferences domain. Preference domains are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/<domain>.plist for per-user domains, and /Library/Preferences/<domain>.plist for system domains. In this case, it's stored in /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.plist.

If a preferences domain doesn't exist (or if the key doesn't exist within the domain), the app or system default is used.




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