pkcs11_inspect man page

pkcs11_inspect — print certificate contents


pkcs11_inspect [debug] [config_file=<filename>]


pkcs11_inspect uses the pam_pkcs11 library infrastructure to get the content of a certificate and display it.

pkcs11_inspect uses the same configuration file and arguments than pam_pkcs11(8) PAM module. It loads defined mapper modules, and use them to look into the certificate for required entries (ie: ms_mapper looks for ms UPN entries, and so on).

When a mapper module finds a proper entry in the certificate, it converts to UTF-8 and print it to stdout.


Enable debugging output.
Sets the configuration file to use. Default value is /etc/pam_pkcs11/pam_pkcs11.conf.

As it uses the same configuration file as pam_pkcs11, all pam_pkcs11 options are also available. Note that some of them have no sense in a non-PAM environment, so they will be ignored. Some mapper options (mapfile, ignorecase) have no effect on certificate contents, so they will be ignored too.

Return Value

On success pkcs11_inspect prints on stdout all certificate contents that are found for mappers and returns 0.

On error it returns 1.




To run this program the standard way, insert a smart card in the reader and type:


Alternatively you can specify options:

pkcs11_inspect debug config_file=${HOME}/.pam_pkcs11.conf


Juan Antonio Martinez <jonsito@teleline.es>

See Also

pam_pkcs11(8), pklogin_finder(1)
PAM-PKCS11 User Manual

Referenced By


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PAM PKCS#11 Aug 2005