strongswan_pki---signcrl man page

pki --signcrl — Issue a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) using a CA certificate and key

Synopsis

pki --signcrl --cakey file|--cakeyid hex --cacert file
pki --signcrl --options file
pki --signcrl -h | --help

Description

This sub-command of pki(1) is used to issue a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) using a CA certificate and private key.

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.

-k, --cakey file

CA private key file. Either this or --cakeyid is required.

-x, --cakeyid hex

Smartcard or TPM CA private key object handle in hex format with an optional 0x prefix. Either this or --cakey is required.

-c, --cacert file

CA certificate file. Required.

-l, --lifetime days

Days until the CRL gets a nextUpdate, default: 15. Ignored if both an absolute start and end time are given.

-F, --this-update datetime

Absolute time when the validity of the CRL begins. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.

-T, --next-update datetime

Absolute time when the validity of the CRL end. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.

-D, --dateform form

strptime(3) format for the --this-update and --next-update options, default: %d.%m.%y %T

-a, --lastcrl crl

CRL of lastUpdate to copy revocations from.

-b, --basecrl crl

Base CRL to create a delta CRL for.

-u, --crluri uri

Freshest delta CRL URI to include in CRL. 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.

Revoked Certificates

Multiple revoked certificates can be added to the CRL by either providing the certificate file or the respective serial number directly. A reason and a timestamp can be configured for each revocation (they have to be given before each certificate/serial on the command line).

-r, --reason reason

The reason why the certificate was revoked. One of key-compromise, ca-compromise, affiliation-changed, superseded, cessation-of-operation, or certificate-hold.

-d, --date ts

Revocation date as Unix timestamp. Defaults to the current time.

-z, --cert file

Certificate file to revoke.

-s, --serial hex

Hexadecimal encoded serial number of the certificate to revoke.

Examples

Revoke a certificate:

  pki --signcrl --cacert ca_cert.der --cakey ca_key.der \
      --reason superseded --cert cert.der > crl.der

Update an existing CRL with two new revocations, using the certificate's serial number, but no reason:

  pki --signcrl --cacert ca_cert.der --cakey ca_key.der \
      --lastcrl old_crl.der --serial 0123 --serial 0345 > crl.der

See Also

pki(1)

Info

2013-08-12 5.5.2 strongSwan