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NAME

       shib-keygen - Generate a key pair for a Shibboleth SP

SYNOPSIS

       shib-keygen [-bf] [-e entity-id] [-h hostname]
           [-y years]

DESCRIPTION

       Generate a self-signed X.509 certificate for a Shibboleth SP.  By
       default, the certificate will be for the local fully-qualified (as
       returned by "hostname --fqdn") hostname.  An entity ID can be specified
       with the -e flag.  The openssl command-line client is used to generate
       the key pair.  The public certificate will be created in
       /etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.pem and the private key in
       /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem.

OPTIONS

       -b  Suppress all standard error output when creating the certificate.
           This option is normally only used by the package build.

       -e entity-id
           Add entity-id (which should be a URI) as an alternative name for
           the certificate.

       -f  Remove /etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.pem and /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem
           before generating a new certificate.  Without this option, if those
           files already exist, shib-keygen prints an error and exits rather
           than overwriting them.

       -h hostname
           Specify the fully-qualified domain name for which to generate a
           certificate.  If this option isn’t given, the hostname defaults to
           the result of "hostname --fqdn".

       -y years
           The number of years for which the certificate should be valid.  The
           default expiration time is ten years into the future.

FILES

       /etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.cnf
           The OpenSSL configuration file used for generating the self-signed
           certificate.  This configuration file is generated when the script
           is run and deleted afterwards.

       /etc/shibboelth/sp-cert.pem
           The public certificate created by this script.

       /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem
           The private key for the certificate created by this script.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Russ Allbery for Debian GNU/Linux.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2008 Russ Allbery.  This manual page is hereby placed into
       the public domain by its author.