puppet-cert man page

puppet-cert — Manage certificates and requests

Synopsis

Standalone certificate authority. Capable of generating certificates, but mostly used for signing certificate requests from puppet clients.

Usage

puppet cert action [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-d|--debug] [-v|--verbose] [--digest digest] [host]

Description

Because the puppet master service defaults to not signing client certificate requests, this script is available for signing outstanding requests. It can be used to list outstanding requests and then either sign them individually or sign all of them.

Actions

Every action except ´list´ and ´generate´ requires a hostname to act on, unless the ´--all´ option is set.

clean
Revoke a host´s certificate (if applicable) and remove all files related to that host from puppet cert´s storage. This is useful when rebuilding hosts, since new certificate signing requests will only be honored if puppet cert does not have a copy of a signed certificate for that host. If ´--all´ is specified then all host certificates, both signed and unsigned, will be removed.
fingerprint
Print the DIGEST (defaults to the signing algorithm) fingerprint of a host´s certificate.
generate
Generate a certificate for a named client. A certificate/keypair will be generated for each client named on the command line.
list
List outstanding certificate requests. If ´--all´ is specified, signed certificates are also listed, prefixed by ´+´, and revoked or invalid certificates are prefixed by ´-´ (the verification outcome is printed in parenthesis).
print
Print the full-text version of a host´s certificate.
revoke
Revoke the certificate of a client. The certificate can be specified either by its serial number (given as a hexadecimal number prefixed by ´0x´) or by its hostname. The certificate is revoked by adding it to the Certificate Revocation List given by the ´cacrl´ configuration option. Note that the puppet master needs to be restarted after revoking certificates.
sign
Sign an outstanding certificate request.
verify
Verify the named certificate against the local CA certificate.
reinventory
Build an inventory of the issued certificates. This will destroy the current inventory file specified by ´cert_inventory´ and recreate it from the certificates found in the ´certdir´. Ensure the puppet master is stopped before running this action.

Options

Note that any setting that´s valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument. For example, ´ssldir´ is a valid setting, so you can specify ´--ssldir directory´ 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 cert with ´--genconfig´.

--all
Operate on all items. Currently only makes sense with the ´sign´, ´list´, and ´fingerprint´ actions.
--digest
Set the digest for fingerprinting (defaults to the digest used when signing the cert). Valid values depends on your openssl and openssl ruby extension version.
--debug
Enable full debugging.
--help
Print this help message
--verbose
Enable verbosity.
--version
Print the puppet version number and exit.

Example

$ puppet cert list
culain.madstop.com
$ puppet cert sign culain.madstop.com

Author

Luke Kanies

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