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


pki --signcrl - Issue a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) using a CA certificate and key



--cakey~file|--cakeyid~hex --cacert~file --options~file -h | --help


This sub-command of pki(1) is used to issue a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) using a CA certificate and private key.


-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.
-k, --cakey file
  CA private key file. Either this or --cakeyid is required.
-x, --cakeyid hex
  Key ID of a CA private key on a smartcard. Either this or --cakey is required.
-c, --cacert file
  CA certificate file. Required.
-l, --lifetime days
  Days until the CRL gets a nextUpdate, default: 15. Ignored if both an absolute start and end time are given.
-F, --this-update datetime
  Absolute time when the validity of the CRL begins. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-T, --next-update datetime
  Absolute time when the validity of the CRL end. The datetime format is defined by the --dateform option.
-D, --dateform form
  strptime(3) format for the --this-update and --next-update options, default: %d.%m.%y %T
-a, --lastcrl crl
  CRL of lastUpdate to copy revocations from.
-b, --basecrl crl
  Base CRL to create a delta CRL for.
-u, --crluri uri
  Freshest delta CRL URI to include in CRL. 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.

    Revoked Certificates

Multiple revoked certificates can be added to the CRL by either providing the certificate file or the respective serial number directly. A reason and a timestamp can be configured for each revocation (they have to be given before each certificate/serial on the command line).
-r, --reason reason
  The reason why the certificate was revoked. One of key-compromise, ca-compromise, affiliation-changed, superseded, cessation-of-operation, or certificate-hold.
-d, --date ts
  Revocation date as Unix timestamp. Defaults to the current time.
-z, --cert file
  Certificate file to revoke.
-s, --serial hex
  Hexadecimal encoded serial number of the certificate to revoke.


Revoke a certificate:

pki --signcrl --cacert ca_cert.der --cakey ca_key.der \
--reason superseded --cert cert.der > crl.der

Update an existing CRL with two new revocations, using the certificate’s serial number, but no reason:

pki --signcrl --cacert ca_cert.der --cakey ca_key.der \
--lastcrl old_crl.der --serial 0123 --serial 0345 > crl.der


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5.4.0 PKI --SIGNCRL (1) 2013-08-12

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