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Manual Reference Pages  -  PKI---REQ (1)

NAME

pki --req - Create a PKCS#10 certificate request

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

--dn~distinguished-name --options~file -h | --help

DESCRIPTION

This sub-command of pki(1) is used to create a PKCS#10 certificate request.

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.
-i, --in file
  Private key input file. If not given the key is read from STDIN.
-t, --type type
  Type of the input key. Either rsa or ecdsa, defaults to rsa.
-d, --dn distinguished-name
  Subject distinguished name (DN). Required.
-a, --san subjectAltName
  subjectAltName extension to include in request. Can be used multiple times.
-p, --password password
  The challengePassword to include in the certificate request.
-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.

EXAMPLES

Generate a certificate request for an RSA key, with a subjectAltName extension:

pki --req --in key.der --dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=moon" \
--san moon@strongswan.org > req.der

Generate a certificate request for an ECDSA key and a different digest:

pki --req --in key.der --type ecdsa --digest sha256 \
--dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=carol" > req.der

SEE ALSO

pki(1)
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5.4.0 PKI --REQ (1) 2013-07-31

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