pki −−req − Create a PKCS#10 certificate request
[−−in file|−−keyid hex] [−−type type] −−dn distinguished-name [−−san subjectAltName] [−−profile profile] [−−password password] [−−digest digest] [−−rsa−padding padding] [−−outform encoding] [−−debug level]
[−−in file|−−keyid hex] [−−type type] −−oldreq file [−−password password] [−−digest digest] [−−rsa−padding padding] [−−outform encoding] [−−debug level]
−h | −−help
This sub-command of pki(1) is used to create a PKCS#10 certificate request.
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
Smartcard or TPM private key object handle in hex format with an optional 0x prefix.
−t, −−type type
Type of the input key. Either priv, rsa, ecdsa or bliss, defaults to priv.
−d, −−dn distinguished-name
Subject distinguished name (DN). Required if the −−dn option is not set.
−a, −−san subjectAltName
subjectAltName extension to include in request. Can be used multiple times.
−P, −−profile profile
Certificate profile name to be included in the certificate request. Can be any UTF8 string. Supported e.g. by openxpki (with profiles pc-client, tls-server, etc.) or pki −−issue (with profiles server, client, dual, or ocsp) that are translated into corresponding Extended Key Usage (EKU) flags in the generated X.509 certificate.
−p, −−password password
The challengePassword to include in the certificate request.
−o, −−oldreq file
Old certificate request to be used as a template. Required if the --dn option is not set. The public key in the old certificate request is replaced and a fresh signature is generated using the new private key. Optionally a new challengePassword may be set using the --password option.
−g, −−digest digest
Digest to use for signature creation. One of sha1, sha224, sha256, sha384, sha512, sha3_224, sha3_256, sha3_384, or sha3_512. The default is determined based on the type and size of the signature key.
−R, −−rsa−padding padding
Padding to use for RSA signatures. Either pkcs1 or pss, defaults to pkcs1.
−f, −−outform encoding
Encoding of the created certificate file. Either der (ASN.1 DER) or pem (Base64 PEM), defaults to der.
Generate a certificate request for an RSA key, with a subjectAltName extension and a TLS-server profile:
−−req −−in key.der −−dn
"C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=moon" \
−−san [email protected] −−profile server > req.der
Generate a certificate request for a renewed key based on an existing template
pki −−req −−in myNewKey.der −−oldreq myReq.der > myNewReq.der
Generate a certificate request for an ECDSA key and a different digest:
−−req −−in key.der
−−type ecdsa −−digest sha256 \
−−dn "C=CH, O=strongSwan, CN=carol" > req.der