ovs-pki - Man Page

OpenFlow public key infrastructure management utility


Each command takes the form:

ovs-pki <options> <command> <args>...

The implemented commands and their arguments are:

Each <type> above is a certificate type, either switch (default) or controller.

The available options are:


The ovs-pki program sets up and manages a public key infrastructure for use with OpenFlow.  It is intended to be a simple interface for organizations that do not have an established public key infrastructure.  Other PKI tools can substitute for or supplement the use of ovs-pki.

ovs-pki uses openssl(1) for certificate management and key generation.

Offline Commands

The following ovs-pki commands support manual PKI administration:



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