#87 Unable to set default key length


I am using XCA 0.9.3 under Mac OS X 10.9.1 and I cannot see any option in either Preferences or templates to define the default key length for private keys.

As this version defaults to 1024 bits and this length is nowadays considered too week this means for every single certificate that is created I must manually switch it to 2048 bit length. This is obviously unnecessarily tedious.

Can this be added as a choice in Preferences?


  • Christian Hohnstaedt

    • status: open --> accepted
    • assigned_to: Christian Hohnstaedt
  • Christian Hohnstaedt

    I'll add a "Remember as default" checkbox to the key creation dialog to remember the key type, size/curve. This will be remembered in the database.

  • Christian Hohnstaedt

    • status: accepted --> closed
  • Christian Hohnstaedt

    Fixed with XCA 1.0.0

    commit df78e4380e96707333a3281258294bb2848bdd67
    Author: Christian Hohnstaedt chohnstaedt@innominate.com
    Date: Tue Apr 8 18:53:40 2014 +0200

    SF Bug #87: Unable to set default key length
    Added a "Remember as default" checkbox to the key input dialog.
    The default key size is now 2048 for RSA and DSA keys.

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