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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       shib-keygen [-bf] [-e entity-id] [-g group]
           [-h hostname] [-o output-dir] [-u user] [-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.  By default, 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.

       -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.

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 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.

AUTHOR

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

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2008, 2011 Russ Allbery.  This manual page is hereby placed into the public
       domain by its author.