ipa-cacert-manage man page

ipa-cacert-manage — Manage CA certificates in IPA

Synopsis

ipa-cacert-manage [OPTIONS...] renew ipa-cacert-manage [OPTIONS...] install CERTFILE

Description

ipa-cacert-manage can be used to manage CA certificates in IPA.

Commands

renew

- Renew the IPA CA certificate

This command can be used to manually renew the CA certificate of the IPA CA.

When the IPA CA is the root CA (the default), it is not usually necessary to manually renew the CA certificate, as it will be renewed automatically when it is about to expire, but you can do so if you wish.

When the IPA CA is subordinate of an external CA, the renewal process involves submitting a CSR to the external CA and installing the newly issued certificate in IPA, which cannot be done automatically. It is necessary to manually renew the CA certificate in this setup.

When the IPA CA is not configured, this command is not available.

install

- Install a CA certificate

This command can be used to install the certificate contained in CERTFILE as a new CA certificate to IPA.

Common Options

--version
Show the program's version and exit.
-h, --help
Show the help for this program.
-p DM_PASSWORD, --password=DM_PASSWORD
The Directory Manager password to use for authentication.
-v, --verbose
Print debugging information.
-q, --quiet
Output only errors.
--log-file=FILE
Log to the given file.

Renew Options

--self-signed
Sign the renewed certificate by itself.
--external-ca
Sign the renewed certificate by external CA.
--external-cert-file=FILE
File containing the IPA CA certificate and the external CA certificate chain. The file is accepted in PEM and DER certificate and PKCS#7 certificate chain formats. This option may be used multiple times.

Install Options

-n NICKNAME, --nickname=NICKNAME
Nickname for the certificate.
-t TRUST_FLAGS, --trust-flags=TRUST_FLAGS

Trust flags for the certificate in certutil format. Trust flags are of the form "X,Y,Z" where X is for SSL, Y is for S/MIME, and Z is for code signing. Use ",," for no explicit trust.

The supported trust flags are:

C - CA trusted to issue server certificates

T - CA trusted to issue client certificates

p - not trusted

Exit Status

0 if the command was successful

1 if an error occurred

Info

Aug 12 2013 FreeIPA FreeIPA Manual Pages