shib-keygen - Generate a key pair for a Shibboleth SP
shib-keygen [-bf] [-e entity-id] [-h hostname]
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
-b 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
-f 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 overwriting them.
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.