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

NAME

pki --self - Create a self-signed certificate

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

[--in file|--keyid hex] --dn~distinguished-name --options~file -h | --help

DESCRIPTION

This sub-command of pki(1) is used to create a self-signed certificate.

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.
-x, --keyid hex
  Key ID of a private key on a smartcard.
-t, --type type
  Type of the input key. Either rsa or ecdsa, defaults to rsa.
-d, --dn distinguished-name
  Subject and issuer distinguished name (DN). Required.
-a, --san subjectAltName
  subjectAltName extension to include in certificate. Can be used multiple times.
-l, --lifetime days
  Days the certificate is valid, default: 1095. Ignored if both an absolute start and end time are given.
-F, --not-before datetime
  Absolute time when the validity of the certificate begins. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-T, --not-after datetime
  Absolute time when the validity of the certificate ends. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-D, --dateform form
  strptime(3) format for the --not-before and --not-after options, default: %d.%m.%y %T
-s, --serial hex
  Serial number in hex. It is randomly allocated by default.
-e, --flag flag
  Add extendedKeyUsage flag. One of serverAuth, clientAuth, crlSign, or ocspSigning. Can be used multiple times.
-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.
-b, --ca Include CA basicConstraint extension in certificate.
-o, --ocsp uri
  OCSP AuthorityInfoAccess URI to include in certificate. Can be used multiple times.
-p, --pathlen len
  Set path length constraint.
-n, --nc-permitted name
  Add permitted NameConstraint extension to certificate. For DNS or email constraints, the identity type is not always detectable by the given name. Use the dns: or email: prefix to force a constraint type.
-N, --nc-excluded name
  Add excluded NameConstraint extension to certificate. For DNS or email constraints, the identity type is not always detectable by the given name. Use the dns: or email: prefix to force a constraint type.
-M, --policy-mapping issuer-oid:subject-oid
  Add policyMapping from issuer to subject OID.
-E, --policy-explicit len
  Add requireExplicitPolicy constraint.
-H, --policy-inhibit len
  Add inhibitPolicyMapping constraint.
-A, --policy-any len
  Add inhibitAnyPolicy constraint.

    Certificate Policy

Multiple certificatePolicy extensions can be added. Each with the following information:
-P, --cert-policy oid
  OID to include in certificatePolicy extension. Required.
-C, --cps-uri uri
  Certification Practice statement URI for certificatePolicy.
-U, --user-notice text
  User notice for certificatePolicy.

EXAMPLES

Generate a self-signed certificate using the given RSA key:

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

SEE ALSO

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

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