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CERTMONGER(1) General Commands Manual CERTMONGER(1)

NAME

getcert

SYNOPSIS

getcert rekey [options]

DESCRIPTION

Tells certmonger to generate a new key pair, generate a signing request for the public key, and submit the signing request to a CA for signing, in order to replace both a certificate and its private key.

SPECIFYING REQUESTS BY NICKNAME

-i NAME, --id=NAME
The new key pair will be generated and the new certificate will be obtained for the tracking request which has this nickname. If this option is not specified, and a tracking entry which matches the key and certificate storage options which are specified already exists, that entry will be used. If not specified, the location of the certificate should be specified with either a combination of the -d and -n options, or with the -f option.

SPECIFYING REQUESTS BY CERTIFICATE LOCATION

-d DIR, --dbdir=DIR
The certificate is in the NSS database in the specified directory.
-n NAME, --nickname=NAME
The certificate in the NSS database named with -d has the specified nickname. Only valid with -d.
-t TOKEN, --token=TOKEN
If the NSS database has more than one token available, the certificate is stored in this token. This argument only rarely needs to be specified. Only valid with -d.
-f FILE, --certfile=FILE
The certificate is stored in the named file.

KEY GENERATION OPTIONS

-G TYPE, --key-type=TYPE
In case a new key pair needs to be generated, this option specifies the type of the keys to be generated. If not specified, the current key type will be used.
-g BITS, --key-size=BITS
This option specifies the size of the new key to be generated. If not specified, a key of the same size as the existing key will be generated.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

-c NAME, --ca=NAME
Submit the new signing request to the specified CA rather than the one which was previously associated with this certificate. The name of the CA should correspond to one listed by getcert list-cas.
-T NAME, --profile=NAME
Request a certificate using the named profile, template, or certtype, from the specified CA.
--ms-template-spec SPEC
Include a V2 Certificate Template extension in the signing request. This datum includes an Object Identifier, a major version number (positive integer) and an optional minor version number. The format is: <oid>:<majorVersion>[:<minorVersion>].
-X NAME, --issuer=NAME
Request a certificate using the named issuer from the specified CA.
-I NAME, --new-id=NAME
Assign the specified nickname to this task, replacing the previous nickname.

SIGNING REQUEST OPTIONS

-N NAME, --subject-name=NAME
Change the subject name to include in the signing request.
-u keyUsage, --key-usage=keyUsage
Add an extensionRequest for the specified keyUsage to the signing request. The keyUsage value is expected to be one of these names:

digitalSignature

nonRepudiation

keyEncipherment

dataEncipherment

keyAgreement

keyCertSign

cRLSign

encipherOnly

decipherOnly

-U EKU, --extended-key-usage=EKU
Change the extendedKeyUsage value specified in an extendedKeyUsage extension part of the extensionRequest attribute in the signing request. The EKU value is expected to be an object identifier (OID).
-K NAME, --ca=NAME
Change the Kerberos principal name specified as part of a subjectAltName extension part of the extensionRequest attribute in the signing request.
-E EMAIL, --email=EMAIL
Change the email address specified as part of a subjectAltName extension part of the extensionRequest attribute in the signing request.
-D DNSNAME, --dns=DNSNAME
Change the DNS name specified as part of a subjectAltName extension part of the extensionRequest attribute in the signing request.
-A ADDRESS, --ip-address=ADDRESS
Change the IP address specified as part of a subjectAltName extension part of the extensionRequest attribute in the signing request.
-l FILE, --challenge-password-file=NAME
Add an optional ChallengePassword value, read from the file, to the signing request. A ChallengePassword is often required when the CA is accessed using SCEP.
-L PIN, --challenge-password=PIN
Add the argument value to the signing request as a ChallengePassword attribute. A ChallengePassword is often required when the CA is accessed using SCEP.

OTHER OPTIONS

-B COMMAND, --before-command=COMMAND
When ever the certificate or the CA's certificates are saved to the specified locations, run the specified command as the client user before saving the certificates.
-C COMMAND, --after-command=COMMAND
When ever the certificate or the CA's certificates are saved to the specified locations, run the specified command as the client user after saving the certificates.
-a DIR, --ca-dbdir=DIR
When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, if root certificates for the CA are available, save them to the specified NSS database.
-F FILE, --ca-file=FILE
When ever the certificate is saved to the specified location, if root certificates for the CA are available, and when the local copies of the CA's root certificates are updated, save them to the specified file.
--for-ca
Request a CA certificate.
--not-for-ca
Request a non-CA certificate (the default).
--ca-path-length=LENGTH
Path length for CA certificate. Only valid with --for-ca.
-w, --wait
Wait for the new certificate to be issued and saved, or for the attempt to obtain one using the new key to fail.
--wait-timeout=TIMEOUT
Maximum time to wait for the certificate to be issued.
-v --verbose
Be verbose about errors. Normally, the details of an error received from the daemon will be suppressed if the client can make a diagnostic suggestion.

BUGS

Please file tickets for any that you find at https://fedorahosted.org/certmonger/

SEE ALSO

certmonger(8) getcert(1) getcert-add-ca(1) getcert-add-scep-ca(1) getcert-list-cas(1) getcert-list(1) getcert-modify-ca(1) getcert-refresh-ca(1) getcert-refresh(1) getcert-remove-ca(1) getcert-request(1) getcert-start-tracking(1) getcert-status(1) getcert-stop-tracking(1) certmonger-certmaster-submit(8) certmonger-dogtag-ipa-renew-agent-submit(8) certmonger-dogtag-submit(8) certmonger-ipa-submit(8) certmonger-local-submit(8) certmonger-scep-submit(8) certmonger_selinux(8)
July 31, 2015 certmonger Manual