On Wed, 2016-05-04 at 13:26 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> lejeczek wrote:
> > hi users,
> > 
> > as one follows official docs and issues a certificate for a
> > service/host, one wonders what is the correct way to move such a
> > certificate to a host(which is domain member) ?
> > I understand certificates issued with:
> > 
> > $ ipa cert-re­quest -add --prin­ci­pal
> > 
> > are stored in ldap backend, (yet I don't quite get the difference
> > between that tool and ipa-certget).
> The first uses the IPA command-line to get a cert directly. ipa-
> getcert 
> uses certmonger.
> If you are getting a certificate for another host, particularly if
> that 
> host isn't an IPA client, then the first form is the way to go.
> > How do I get such a certificate off the server and to a host-not-
> > server?
> $ ipa cert-show <serial#> --out cert.pem
> > In my case I'm hoping to use this certificate in apache+nss.
> > I realize I also will need CA certificate on that host, which I got
> > hold
> > of with certutil operated on /etc/dirsrv/slapd-MY-DOMAIN - if it's
> > the
> > right way?
> So in this case you'd want to generate the CSR on the host-not-
> server 
> using certutil. You'd take that CSR to the enrolled host and run ipa 
> cert-request ...
> Get a copy of the cert and get that and /etc/ipa/ca.crt to the 
Is this the only place where IPA' CA cert resides?
I thought that that cert will be in /etc/dirsrv/slapd-MY-DOMAIN
$ certutil -d /etc/dirsrv/slapd-MY.. 
gets me:
Server-Cert             u,u,u
what is that IPA CA then?
I also see the same with:
$ certutil -d /etc/httpd/alias -L
Is this the same one certificate? (including /etc/ipa/ca.crt)
I get these with: ipa-getcert list
I'm guessing these are set up by installer and to be managed by
certmonger, for DS and web server for certificates auto management
many thanks.
> host-not-server.
> Use certutil to add both to your NSS database.
> rob
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