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NAME

       getcert

SYNOPSIS

       getcert start-tracking [options]

DESCRIPTION

       Tells   certmonger  to  monitor  an  already-issued  certificate.   Optionally,  when  the
       certificate nears expiration, 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.

SPECIFYING EXISTING REQUESTS

       -i NAME
              Modify the request which has this nickname.  If this option is not specified, and a
              tracking  entry  which  matches  the  key and certificate storage options which are
              specified already exists, that entry will be modified.  Otherwise, a  new  tracking
              entry will be added.

KEY AND CERTIFICATE STORAGE OPTIONS

       -d DIR Use an NSS database in the specified directory for reading this certificate and, if
              possible, the corresponding key.

       -n NAME
              Use the certificate with this nickname, and if a private key with the same nickname
              or  which  corresponds to the certificate is available, to use it, too.  Only valid
              with -d.

       -t TOKEN
              If the NSS database has more than one token available, use the token with this name
              for  accessing  the  certificate  and  key.   This argument only rarely needs to be
              specified.  Only valid with -d.

       -f FILE
              Read the certificate from 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 a signing request for refreshing the
              certificate.  If no such file is found when needed, generate a  new  key  pair  and
              store them in the file.  Only valid with -f.

KEY ENCRYPTION OPTIONS

       -p FILE
              The  private key files or databases are encrypted using the PIN stored in the named
              file as the passphrase.

       -P PIN The private key files or databases are encrypted 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 for testing.

TRACKING OPTIONS

       -I NAME
              Assign the specified nickname to this task.  If this option  is  not  specified,  a
              name will be assigned automatically.

       -r     Attempt  to  obtain  a  new  certificate  from the CA when the expiration date of a
              certificate nears.  This is the default setting.

       -R     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.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

       -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.  Only useful in combination
              with -r.

       -T NAME
              Request a certificate using the named profile,  template,  or  certtype,  from  the
              specified CA.

       --ms-template-spec SPEC
              Include  a  V2  Certificate  Template extension in the signing request.  This datum
              includes an Object Identifier, a major version number  (positive  integer)  and  an
              optional        minor       version       number.        The       format       is:
              <oid>:<majorVersion>[:<minorVersion>].

       -X NAME
              Request a certificate using the named issuer from the specified CA.

SIGNING REQUEST OPTIONS

       If and when certmonger attempts to obtain a new  certificate  to  replace  the  one  being
       monitored,  the  values  to be added to the signing request will be taken from the current
       certificate, unless preferred values are set using one or more of -uU, -K, -E, and -D.

       -u keyUsage
              Add an extensionRequest for the specified keyUsage to  the  signing  request.   The
              keyUsage value is expected to be one of these names:

              digitalSignature

              nonRepudiation

              keyEncipherment

              dataEncipherment

              keyAgreement

              keyCertSign

              cRLSign

              encipherOnly

              decipherOnly

       -U EKU Add  an extensionRequest for the specified extendedKeyUsage to the signing request.
              The EKU value is expected to be an object identifier (OID).

       -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.   -A  ADDRESS  Add  an  extensionRequest  for  a
              subjectAltName, with the specified IP address as its value, to the signing request.

       -l FILE
              Add an optional ChallengePassword  value,  read  from  the  file,  to  the  signing
              request.  A ChallengePassword is often required when the CA is accessed using SCEP.

       -L PIN Add  the argument value to the signing request as a ChallengePassword attribute.  A
              ChallengePassword is often required when the CA is accessed using SCEP.

OTHER OPTIONS

       -B COMMAND
              When ever the certificate or the CA's  certificates  are  saved  to  the  specified
              locations,  run  the  specified  command  as  the  client  user  before  saving the
              certificates.

       -C COMMAND
              When ever the certificate or the CA's  certificates  are  saved  to  the  specified
              locations,  run  the  specified  command  as  the  client  user  after  saving  the
              certificates.

       -a DIR When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, if root  certificates
              for the CA are available, save them to the specified NSS database.

       -F FILE
              When  ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, if root certificates
              for the CA are available, and when the local copies of the CA's  root  certificates
              are updated, save them to the specified file.

       -w     Wait  for  the  certificate to become valid or to be reissued and saved, or for the
              attempt to obtain a new one to fail.

       -v     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.

NOTES

       Locations  specified  for  key  and  certificate  storage  need  to  be  accessible to the
       certmonger daemon process.  When run as a system daemon on a system which uses a mandatory
       access control mechanism such as SELinux, the system policy must ensure that the daemon is
       allowed to access the locations where certificates and keys that it will  manage  will  be
       stored  (these locations are typically labeled as cert_t or an equivalent).  More SELinux-
       specific information can be found in the selinux.txt documentation file for this package.

BUGS

       Please file tickets for any that you find at https://fedorahosted.org/certmonger/

SEE ALSO

       certmonger(8)  getcert(1)  getcert-add-ca(1)  getcert-add-scep-ca(1)   getcert-list-cas(1)
       getcert-list(1)  getcert-modify-ca(1)  getcert-refresh-ca(1)  getcert-refresh(1)  getcert-
       rekey(1)  getcert-remove-ca(1)  getcert-request(1)  getcert-resubmit(1)  getcert-status(1)
       getcert-stop-tracking(1)    certmonger-certmaster-submit(8)   certmonger-dogtag-ipa-renew-
       agent-submit(8)  certmonger-dogtag-submit(8)  certmonger-ipa-submit(8)   certmonger-local-
       submit(8) certmonger-scep-submit(8) certmonger_selinux(8)