That looks more like a regular SSL/TLS guide.  I was asking about
interacting with FreeIPA (likely via certmonger, I think)
specifically.  If anyone has details on obtaining the default system
cert (and especially the private key) and exporting/converting to
PEMs, I'd greatly appreciate.

I will try and look over your guide regardless soon and provide some
feedback.  At the moment, I'm confused about where the private keys
used to generate the default host PKI certs are stored and how to
extract them.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Filipozzi, Luca <> wrote:
> I wrote the following guide for sysadmins at my university in an attempt to
> coalesce in one place what I consider to be the good practices for X.509
> certificate management using OpenSSL.  I've included examples on how to load
> private keys, end-entity certificates and intermediate certificates into
> alternate trust stores (PKCS for IIS and JKS for Java).
> Let me know if you have suggestions for improvement.
> --
> Luca Filipozzi, UBC IT Enterprise Architecture
> On Feb 2, 2016, at 15:43, Christopher Young <> wrote:
> I've been doing some reading and perhaps I'm confusing myself, but I
> couldn't find any definitive guide on how to go about doing what I
> think it a pretty simple thing.
> My ipa-client installs appear to generate a new TLS/SSL/PKI cert for
> each host when they are registered.  I'd like to utilize that
> certificate with Apache/tomcat/etc..  I'm aware of how to obtain the
> certificate itself, however I'm not clear on how to obtain the private
> key (in a format that I can use as well) that was used to generate the
> certificate.
> Would someone kindly point me in the right direction or ideally just
> educate me on the command/options needed to do this.  In particular,
> I'm looking to create pem files for both the key and cert for use with
> Apache, but it would be useful to understand how to do it for other
> stores as well.  (Hint: this would be great to just have in a document
> that makes it clear). :)
> Thanks again to the freeipa team.  I love this product.
> -- Chris
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