puppet-ca man page

puppet-ca — Local Puppet Certificate Authority management.

Synopsis

puppet ca action

Description

This provides local management of the Puppet Certificate Authority.

You can use this subcommand to sign outstanding certificate requests, list and manage local certificates, and inspect the state of the CA.

Options

Note that any setting that´s valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to the present action. For example, server and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/s… for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with --genconfig.

--render-as FORMAT
The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string), yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.
--verbose
Whether to log verbosely.
--debug
Whether to log debug information.

Actions

destroy - Destroy named certificate or pending certificate request.

Synopsis

puppet ca destroy

Description

Destroy named certificate or pending certificate request.

fingerprint - Print the DIGEST (defaults to the signing algorithm) fingerprint of a host´s certificate.

Synopsis

puppet ca fingerprint [--digest ALGORITHM]

Description

Print the DIGEST (defaults to the signing algorithm) fingerprint of a host´s certificate.

Options --digest ALGORITHM - The hash algorithm to use when displaying the fingerprint

generate - Generate a certificate for a named client.

Synopsis

puppet ca generate [--dns-alt-names NAMES]

Description

Generate a certificate for a named client.

Options --dns-alt-names NAMES - The comma-separated list of alternative DNS names to use for the local host.

When the node generates a CSR for itself, these are added to the request as the desired subjectAltName in the certificate: additional DNS labels that the certificate is also valid answering as.

This is generally required if you use a non-hostname certname, or if you want to use puppet kick or puppet resource -H and the primary certname does not match the DNS name you use to communicate with the host.

This is unnecessary for agents, unless you intend to use them as a server for puppet kick or remote puppet resource management.

It is rarely necessary for servers; it is usually helpful only if you need to have a pool of multiple load balanced masters, or for the same master to respond on two physically separate networks under different names.

list - List certificates and/or certificate requests.

Synopsis

puppet ca list [--[no-]all] [--[no-]pending] [--[no-]signed] [--digest ALGORITHM] [--subject PATTERN]

Description

This will list the current certificates and certificate signing requests in the Puppet CA. You will also get the fingerprint, and any certificate verification failure reported.

Options --[no-]all - Include all certificates and requests.

--digest ALGORITHM - The hash algorithm to use when displaying the fingerprint

--[no-]pending - Include pending certificate signing requests.

--[no-]signed - Include signed certificates.

--subject PATTERN - Only include certificates or requests where subject matches PATTERN.

PATTERN is interpreted as a regular expression, allowing complex filtering of the content.

print - Print the full-text version of a host´s certificate.

Synopsis

puppet ca print

Description

Print the full-text version of a host´s certificate.

revoke - Add certificate to certificate revocation list.

Synopsis

puppet ca revoke

Description

Add certificate to certificate revocation list.

sign - Sign an outstanding certificate request.

Synopsis

puppet ca sign [--[no-]allow-dns-alt-names]

Description

Sign an outstanding certificate request.

Options --[no-]allow-dns-alt-names - Whether or not to accept DNS alt names in the certificate request

verify - Verify the named certificate against the local CA certificate.

Synopsis

puppet ca verify

Description

Verify the named certificate against the local CA certificate.

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