strongswan_pki---self man page

pki --self — Create a self-signed certificate

Synopsis

pki --self [--in file|--keyid hex] --dn distinguished-name
pki --self --options file
pki --self -h | --help

Description

This sub-command of pki(1) is used to create a self-signed certificate.

Options

-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.
-x, --keyid hex
Key ID of a private key on a smartcard.
-t, --type type
Type of the input key. Either rsa or ecdsa, defaults to rsa.
-d, --dn distinguished-name
Subject and issuer distinguished name (DN). Required.
-a, --san subjectAltName
subjectAltName extension to include in certificate. Can be used multiple times.
-l, --lifetime days
Days the certificate is valid, default: 1095. Ignored if both an absolute start and end time are given.
-F, --not-before datetime
Absolute time when the validity of the certificate begins. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-T, --not-after datetime
Absolute time when the validity of the certificate ends. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-D, --dateform form
strptime(3) format for the --not-before and --not-after options, default: %d.%m.%y %T
-s, --serial hex
Serial number in hex. It is randomly allocated by default.
-e, --flag flag
Add extendedKeyUsage flag. One of serverAuth, clientAuth, crlSign, or ocspSigning. Can be used multiple times.
-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.
-b, --ca
Include CA basicConstraint extension in certificate.
-o, --ocsp uri
OCSP AuthorityInfoAccess URI to include in certificate. Can be used multiple times.
-p, --pathlen len
Set path length constraint.
-n, --nc-permitted name
Add permitted NameConstraint extension to certificate. For DNS or email constraints, the identity type is not always detectable by the given name. Use the dns: or email: prefix to force a constraint type.
-N, --nc-excluded name
Add excluded NameConstraint extension to certificate. For DNS or email constraints, the identity type is not always detectable by the given name. Use the dns: or email: prefix to force a constraint type.
-M, --policy-mapping issuer-oid:subject-oid
Add policyMapping from issuer to subject OID.
-E, --policy-explicit len
Add requireExplicitPolicy constraint.
-H, --policy-inhibit len
Add inhibitPolicyMapping constraint.
-A, --policy-any len
Add inhibitAnyPolicy constraint.

Certificate Policy

Multiple certificatePolicy extensions can be added. Each with the following information:

-P, --cert-policy oid
OID to include in certificatePolicy extension. Required.
-C, --cps-uri uri
Certification Practice statement URI for certificatePolicy.
-U, --user-notice text
User notice for certificatePolicy.

Examples

Generate a self-signed certificate using the given RSA key:

pki --self --in key.der --dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=moon" \
    --san moon.strongswan.org > cert.der

See Also

pki(1)

Info

2013-07-31 5.5.0 strongSwan