On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:50 AM, Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com> wrote:
About a year ago I installed my freeipa server with certificates from
startssl using command line options --dirsrv-cert-file --http-cert-file
The certificate is about to expire, what is the proper way to update it
in all places?
It depends on whether you kept the original CSR or not. If you kept the
original CSR and are just renewing the certificate(s) then when you get
the new one, use certutil to add the updated cert to the appropriate NSS
# certutil -A -n Server-Cert -d /etc/httpd/alias -t u,u,u -a -i
Thank you, that worked just fine, except that I had to update an intermediate
certificate as well.
Two questions, please:
1. I noticed a strange discrepancy in behavior between /etc/httpd/alias and
In both places original intermediate certificate is listed with empty ",,"
trust attributes so I initially added new intermediate certificate with empty attributes
certutils -V showed valid certificate in /etc/httpd/alias and not trusted in
/etc/dirsrv/slapd-domain so I had to modify intermediate certificate with -t
Hmm, not sure. Did the CA chain change in between the issuance of the
Adding a new certificate shouldn't affect the trust of any other certs
so I'm not sure what happened. It could be that those subordinate CAs
were loaded the first time incorrectly but weren't used so it wasn't
noticed, I'm not really sure.
2. Just out of curiosity I wanted to list private keys and is prompted for a
# certutil -K -d /etc/httpd/alias/
certutil: Checking token "NSS Certificate DB" in slot "NSS User Private Key and
Enter Password or Pin for "NSS Certificate DB":
Which one of the many provided by a user passwords is used by
ipa-server-install command during NSS database initialization?
In each NSS directory there is a pwdfile.txt which contains the PIN for
the internal token. You can add -f /etc/httpd/alias/pwdfile.txt to your
command to list the private keys.
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