virt-pki-validate man page

virt-pki-validate ā€” validate libvirt PKI files are configured correctly


virt-pki-validate [OPTION]


This tool validates that the necessary PKI files are configured for a secure libvirt server or client using the TLS encryption protocol. It will report any missing certificate or key files on the host. It should be run as root to ensure it can read all the necessary files


-h, --help

Display command line help usage then exit.

-V, --version

Display version information then exit.

Exit Status

Upon successful validation, an exit status of 0 will be set. Upon failure a non-zero status will be set.


Richard Jones


Report any bugs discovered to the libvirt community via the mailing list <> or bug tracker <>. Alternatively report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.


virt-pki-validate is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2+. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

See Also

virsh(1), online PKI setup instructions <>

Referenced By


2017-10-30 libvirt-3.9.0 Virtualization Support