certmonger.conf(5) certmonger.conf(5)

NAME certmonger.conf - configuration file for certmonger

DESCRIPTION The certmonger.conf file contains default settings used by certmonger. Its format is more or less that of a typical INI-style file. The only sections currently of note are named defaults and selfsign.

DEFAULTS Within the defaults section, these variables and values are recognized:

ttls This is the list of times, before a certificate s not-after validity date (often referred to as its expiration time) when certmonger should warn that the certificate will soon no longer be valid. If certmonger is configured to automatically renew the certificate, it will also attempt to do so at these times. The default list of values is "2419200, 604800, 259200, 172800, 86400".

notification_method This is the method by which certmonger will notify the system administrator that a certificate will soon become invalid. The recognized values are syslog and mail. The default is syslog.

notification_destination This is the destination to which certmonger will send notifica- tions. It can be a syslog priority and/or facility, separated by a period, or it can be an email address. The default value is daemon.notice.

symmetric_cipher This is the symmetric cipher which will be used to encrypt pri- vate keys stored in OpenSSL s PEM format. Recognized values include aes128 and aes256. The default is aes128. It is not recommended that this value be changed except in cases where the default is incompatible with other software.

digest This is the digest algorithm which will be used when signing certificate signing requests and self-signed certificates. Rec- ognized values include sha1, sha256, sha384, and sha512. The default is sha256. It is not recommended that this value be changed except in cases where the default is incompatible with other software.

SELFSIGN Within the selfsign section, these variables and values are recognized:

validity_period This is the validity period given to self-signed certificates. The value is specified as a combination of years (y), months (M), weeks (w), days (d), hours (h), minutes (m), and/or seconds (s). If no unit of time is specified, seconds are assumed. The default value is 1y.

BUGS Please file tickets for any that you find at https://fedora- hosted.org/certmonger/

SEE ALSO certmonger(8)

certmonger Manual 23 March 2010 certmonger.conf(5)