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I created a self-signed certificate with OpenSSL. When using the -purpose parameter to examine the certificate I see some warnings in the output.

Can someone explain this warnings ?

C:\OpenSSL\keys>C:\OpenSSL\bin\openssl x509 -in ca.crt -purpose

Certificate purposes: SSL client : Yes SSL client CA : Yes (WARNING code=3) SSL server : Yes SSL server CA : Yes (WARNING code=3)

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is the warning due to the fact that the cert is not from a trusted root CA? –  kafka Apr 27 '12 at 15:06

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