Generate a self-signed X.509 certificate for a Shibboleth SP. By default,
the certificate will be for the local fully-qualified (as returned by
"hostname --fqdn") hostname. An entity ID can be specified with the
-e flag. The openssl command-line client is used to generate the
key pair. The public certificate will be created in
/etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.pem and the private key in
Suppress all standard error output when creating the certificate. This
option is normally only used by the package build.
Add entity-id (which should be a URI) as an alternative name for the
Remove /etc/shibboleth/sp-cert.pem and /etc/shibboleth/sp-key.pem
before generating a new certificate. Without this option, if those files
already exist, shib-keygen prints an error and exits rather than
Specify the fully-qualified domain name for which to generate a
certificate. If this option isn't given, the hostname defaults to the
result of "hostname --fqdn".
The number of years for which the certificate should be valid. The
default expiration time is ten years into the future.
The OpenSSL configuration file used for generating the self-signed
certificate. This configuration file is generated when the script is run
and deleted afterwards.
The public certificate created by this script.
The private key for the certificate created by this script.
This manual page was written by Russ Allbery for Debian GNU/Linux.
Copyright 2008 Russ Allbery. This manual page is hereby placed into the
public domain by its author.