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:

notify_ttls This is the list of times, given in seconds, before a certifi- cates not-after validity date (often referred to as its expira- tion time) when certmonger should warn that the certificate will soon no longer be valid. If this value is not specified, cert- monger will attempt to use the value of the ttls setting. The default list of values is "2419200, 604800, 259200, 172800, 86400".

enroll_ttls This is the list of times, given in seconds, before a certifi- cates not-after validity date (often referred to as its expira- tion time) when certmonger should attempt to automatically renew the certificate, if it is configured to do so. If this value is not specified, certmonger will attempt to use the value of the ttls setting. 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, mail, and command. The default is syslog. When sending mail, the notification message will be the mail message subject. When invoking a command, the notification message will be available in the "CERTMONGER_NOTIFICATION" envi- ronment variable.

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, it can be an email address, or it can be a command to run. The default value is daemon.notice.

key_type This is the type of key pair which will be generated, used in certificate signing requests, and used when self-signing cer- tificates. RSA and DSA are supported. EC (also known as ECDSA) is also supported. The default is RSA.

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.

nss_ca_trust These are the trust attributes which are applied to CA certifi- cates which should be trusted, when they are saved to NSS databases. The default is CT,C,C.

nss_other_trust These are the trust attributes which are applied to certificates which are not necessarily to be trusted, when they are saved to NSS databases. The default is ,,.

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.

populate_unique_id This controls whether or not self-signed certificates will have their subjectUniqueID and issuerUniqueID fields populated. While RFC5280 prohibits their use, they may be needed and/or used by older applications. The default value is no.

LOCAL Within the local section, these variables and values are recognized:

validity_period This is the validity period given to the locally-signed CAs certificate when it is generated. 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. If not set, the value of the validity_period setting from the selfsign section, if one is set there, will be used. 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_selinux(8)

certmonger Manual 11 June 2014 certmonger.conf(5)