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pki-pkcs12: Command-Line Interface for managing certificates and keys in PKCS #12 file.

NAME

pki-pkcs12 - Command-Line Interface for managing certificates and keys in PKCS #12 file.

SYNOPSIS

pki [CLI options] pkcs12
pki [CLI options] pkcs12-export [command options]
pki [CLI options] pkcs12-import [command options]
pki [CLI options] pkcs12-cert [command options]
pki [CLI options] pkcs12-key [command options]

DESCRIPTION

The pki pkcs12 commands provide command-line interfaces to manage certificate and keys in a PKCS #12 file.

pki [CLI options] pkcs12-export [command options]

This command is to export all certificates and keys from an NSS database into a PKCS #12 file.

pki [CLI options] pkcs12-import [command options]

This command is to import all certificates and keys from a PKCS #12 file into an NSS database.

pki [CLI options] pkcs12-cert [command options]

This command is to manage individual certificates in a PKCS #12 file. See pki-pkcs12-cert(1).

pki [CLI options] pkcs12-key [command options]

This command is to import individual keys in a PKCS #12 file. See pki-pkcs12-key(1).

OPTIONS

The CLI options are described in pki(1).

OPERATIONS

To view available PKCS #12 commands, type pki pkcs12. To view each command's usage, type pki pkcs12-<command> --help.

All pki pkcs12 commands require a PKCS #12 file and its password. The PKCS #12 file can be specified with the --pkcs12-file parameter. The password can be specified either directly with the --pkcs12-password parameter, or in a file with the --pkcs12-password-file parameter.

Some pki pkcs12 commands require an NSS database and its password. The NSS database location can be specified with the -d parameter (default: ~/.dogtag/nssdb). The NSS database password can be specified with the -c or the -C parameter.

Exporting all certificates and keys into a PKCS #12 file

To export all certificates and keys from an NSS database into a PKCS #12 file:

pki <NSS database location> <NSS database password> pkcs12-export <PKCS #12 file> <PKCS #12 password> [nicknames...]

By default the command will export all certificates in the NSS database. To export certain certificates only, specify the certificate nicknames as separate arguments.

By default the command will always create a new PKCS #12 file. To export into an existing PKCS #12 file, specify the --append parameter.

By default the command will include the certificate chain. To export without certificate chain, specify the --no-chain parameter.

By default the command will include the key of each certificate. To export without the key, specify the --no-key parameter.

By default the command will include the trust flags of each certificate. To export without the trust flags, specify the --no-trust-flags parameter.

Importing certificates and keys from a PKCS #12 file

To import certificates and keys from a PKCS #12 file into an NSS database:

pki <NSS database location> <NSS database password> pkcs12-import <PKCS #12 file> <PKCS #12 password>

By default the command will include all certificates in the PKCS #12 file. To import without the CA certificates (certificates without keys), specify the --no-ca-certs parameter. To import without the user certificates (certificates with keys), specify the --no-user-certs parameter.

By default the command will skip a certificate if it already exists in the NSS database. To overwrite the nickname, the key, and the trust flags of existing certificates, specify the --overwrite parameter.

By default the command will include the trust flags of each certificate. To import without the trust flags, specify the --no-trust-flags parameter.

AUTHORS

Endi S. Dewata <edewata [at] redhat.com>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2016 Red Hat, Inc. This is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2). A copy of this license is available at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt.