Provided by: certmonger_0.74-0ubuntu1_amd64
getcert request [options]
Tells 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 for testing.
KEY GENERATION OPTIONS
-G TYPE In case a new key pair needs to be generated, this option specifies the type of the keys to be generated. If not specified, a reasonable default (currently RSA) will be used. -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.
-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. -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. -T NAME Request a certificate using the named profile, template, or certtype, from the specified CA.
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 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), but some specific names are also recognized. These are some names and their associated OID values: id-kp-serverAuth 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 id-kp-clientAuth 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 id-kp-codeSigning 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 id-kp-emailProtection 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4 id-kp-timeStamping 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.8 id-kp-OCSPSigning 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.9 id-pkinit-KPClientAuth 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 id-pkinit-KPKdc 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 id-ms-kp-sc-logon 188.8.131.52.4.1.3184.108.40.206 -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.
-B command When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, run the specified command as the client user before saving the certificate. -C command When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, run the specified command as the client user after saving the certificate. -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.
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.
Please file tickets for any that you find at https://fedorahosted.org/certmonger/