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shib-keygen - Generate a key pair for a Shibboleth SP
shib-keygen [-bf] [-e entity-id] [-g group] [-h hostname] [-o output-dir] [-u user] [-y years]
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. By default, the public certificate will be created in /etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.pem and the private key in /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem.
-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. -g group After generating the key and certificate, change the group ownership of the key file to this group. By default, the group used is "_shibd". -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". -o output-dir Store sp-cert.pem and sp-key.pem in the directory output-dir rather than the default of /etc/shibboleth. -u user After generating the key and certificate, change the ownership of the key file to this user. This is used to allow the key to be read by a non-root user so that shibd can be run as a non-root user. By default, the key is owned by "_shibd". -y years The number of years for which the certificate should be valid. The default expiration time is ten years into the future.
/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 default location of the public certificate created by this script. /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem The default location of the private key for the certificate created by this script. These three files are stored in the directory given with -o instead, if that option is given.
This manual page was written by Russ Allbery for Debian GNU/Linux.
Copyright 2008, 2011 Russ Allbery. This manual page is hereby placed into the public domain by its author.