certmongerSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: 3 November 2009
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SYNOPSISgetcert request [options]
DESCRIPTIONTells certmonger to use an existing key pair (or to generate one if one is not already found in the specified location), to generate a signing request using the key pair, and to submit them for signing to a CA.
KEY AND CERTIFICATE STORAGE OPTIONS
- -d DIR
- Use an NSS database in the specified directory for storing this certificate and key.
- -n NAME
- Use the key with this nickname to generate the signing request. If no such key is found, generate one. Give the enrolled certificate this nickname, too. Only valid with -d.
- -t TOKEN
- If the NSS database has more than one token available, use the token with this name for storing and accessing the certificate and key. This argument only rarely needs to be specified. Only valid with -d.
- -f FILE
- Store the issued certificate in this file. For safety's sake, do not use the same file specified with the -k option.
- -k FILE
Use the key stored in this file to generate the signing request. If no
such file is found, generate a new key pair and store them in the file.
Only valid with -f.
KEY ENCRYPTION OPTIONS
- -p FILE
- Encrypt private key files or databases using the PIN stored in the named file as the passphrase.
- -P PIN
Encrypt private key files or databases using the specified PIN as the
passphrase. Because command-line arguments to running processes are
trivially discoverable, use of this option is not recommended except
KEY GENERATION OPTIONS
- -g BITS
In case a new key pair needs to be generated, this option specifies the
size of the key. If not specified, a reasonable default (currently
2048 bits) will be used.
- Attempt to obtain a new certificate from the CA when the expiration date of a certificate nears. This is the default setting.
- Don't attempt to obtain a new certificate from the CA when the expiration date of a certificate nears. If this option is specified, an expired certificate will simply stay expired.
- -I NAME
Assign the specified nickname to this task. If this option is not specified,
a name will be assigned automatically.
- -c NAME
Enroll with the specified CA rather than a possible default. The name of
the CA should correspond to one listed by getcert list-cas.
SIGNING REQUEST OPTIONS
If none of -N, -U, -K, -E, and -D are specified, a default group of settings will be used to request an SSL server certificate for the current host, with the host Kerberos service as an additional name.
- -N NAME
- Set the subject name to include in the signing request. The default used is CN=hostname, where hostname is the local hostname.
- -U EKU
Add an extensionRequest for the specified extendedKeyUsage to the
signing request. The EKU value is expected to be an object identifier
(OID), but some specific names are also recognized. These are some
names and their associated OID values:
- -K NAME
- Add an extensionRequest for a subjectAltName, with the specified Kerberos principal name as its value, to the signing request.
- -E EMAIL
- Add an extensionRequest for a subjectAltName, with the specified email address as its value, to the signing request.
- -D DNSNAME
Add an extensionRequest for a subjectAltName, with the specified DNS name
as its value, to the signing request.
- -C command
- When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, run the specified command as the client user.
Be verbose about errors. Normally, the details of an error received from
the daemon will be suppressed if the client can make a diagnostic suggestion.
BUGSPlease file tickets for any that you find at https://fedorahosted.org/certmonger/
SEE ALSOcertmonger(8) getcert(1) getcert-list(1) getcert-list-cas(1) getcert-resubmit(1) getcert-start-tracking(1) getcert-stop-tracking(1) certmonger-certmaster-submit(8) certmonger-ipa-submit(8)
- KEY AND CERTIFICATE STORAGE OPTIONS
- KEY ENCRYPTION OPTIONS
- KEY GENERATION OPTIONS
- TRACKING OPTIONS
- ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
- SIGNING REQUEST OPTIONS
- OTHER OPTIONS
- SEE ALSO
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