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Manual Reference Pages  -  PUPPET-CERTIFICATE (8)

NAME

puppet-certificate - Provide access to the CA for certificate management.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

puppet certificate action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

This subcommand interacts with a local or remote Puppet certificate authority. Currently, its behavior is not a full superset of puppet cert; specifically, it is unable to mimic puppet cert's "clean" option, and its "generate" action submits a CSR rather than creating a signed certificate.

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 https://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/stable/configuration.html 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.
--ca-location LOCATION
  Whether to act on the local certificate authority or one provided by a remote puppet master. Allowed values are 'local' and 'remote.'
This option is required.
--extra HASH
  A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
--terminus TERMINUS
  Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.
Almost all indirected subsystems have a rest terminus that interacts with the puppet master's data. Most of them have additional terminuses for various local data models, which are in turn used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet master whenever it receives a remote request.
The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section of this face's manpage for more details.

ACTIONS

destroy - Delete a certificate.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate destroy [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION host
DESCRIPTION
Deletes a certificate. This action currently only works on the local CA.
RETURNS
Nothing.
find - Retrieve a certificate.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION host
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve a certificate.
RETURNS
An x509 SSL certificate.
Note that this action has a side effect of caching a copy of the certificate in Puppet's ssldir.
generate - Generate a new certificate signing request.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate generate [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION [--dns-alt-names NAMES] host
DESCRIPTION
Generates and submits a certificate signing request (CSR) for the specified host. This CSR will then have to be signed by a user with the proper authorization on the certificate authority.
Puppet agent usually handles CSR submission automatically. This action is primarily useful for requesting certificates for individual users and external applications.
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.
RETURNS
Nothing.
info - Print the default terminus class for this face.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION
DESCRIPTION
Prints the default terminus class for this subcommand. Note that different run modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with the '--run_mode' option.
list - List all certificate signing requests.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate list [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION
DESCRIPTION
List all certificate signing requests.
RETURNS
An array of #inspect output from CSR objects. This output is currently messy, but does contain the names of nodes requesting certificates. This action returns #inspect strings even when used from the Ruby API.
sign - Sign a certificate signing request for HOST.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet certificate sign [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] --ca-location LOCATION [--[no-]allow-dns-alt-names] host
DESCRIPTION
Sign a certificate signing request for HOST.
OPTIONS --[no-]allow-dns-alt-names - Whether or not to accept DNS alt names in the certificate request
RETURNS
A string that appears to be (but isn't) an x509 certificate.

EXAMPLES

generate

Request a certificate for "somenode" from the site's CA:

$ puppet certificate generate somenode.puppetlabs.lan --ca-location remote

sign

Sign somenode.puppetlabs.lan's certificate:

$ puppet certificate sign somenode.puppetlabs.lan --ca-location remote

NOTES

This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes find, search, save, and destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:
o ca
o disabled_ca
o file
o rest

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING
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