strongswan_pki---req man page

pki --req — Create a PKCS#10 certificate request


pki --req --dn distinguished-name
pki --req --options file
pki --req -h | --help


This sub-command of pki(1) is used to create a PKCS#10 certificate request.


-h, --help

Print usage information with a summary of the available options.

-v, --debug level

Set debug level, default: 1.

-+, --options file

Read command line options from file.

-i, --in file

Private key input file. If not given the key is read from STDIN.

-t, --type type

Type of the input key. Either rsa or ecdsa, defaults to rsa.

-d, --dn distinguished-name

Subject distinguished name (DN). Required.

-a, --san subjectAltName

subjectAltName extension to include in request. Can be used multiple times.

-p, --password password

The challengePassword to include in the certificate request.

-g, --digest digest

Digest to use for signature creation. One of md5, sha1, sha224, sha256, sha384, or sha512.  The default is determined based on the type and size of the signature key.

-f, --outform encoding

Encoding of the created certificate file. Either der (ASN.1 DER) or pem (Base64 PEM), defaults to der.


Generate a certificate request for an RSA key, with a subjectAltName extension:

  pki --req --in key.der --dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=moon" \
       --san > req.der

Generate a certificate request for an ECDSA key and a different digest:

  pki --req --in key.der --type ecdsa --digest sha256 \
      --dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=carol"  > req.der

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2013-07-31 5.5.0 strongSwan