CERT2LDAP

Section: Local Commands (L)
Updated: 21/04/01
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NAME

cert2ldap - import a certificate into an LDAP server  

SYNOPSIS

cert2ldap [ options ] [ certificatefile ]  

OPTIONS

-hhostname
connect to server hostname.
-pport
use port port instead of the usual LDAP port 389.
-i
store the issuer distinguished name of the certificate in the directory.
-s
store the subject distinguished name of the certificate in the directory.
-c
store the certificate in binary form in the directory.
-n
store the serial number of the certificate in the directory.
-d
increase debug level.
-Dtargetdn
add all the attributes specified to the entry with distinguished name targetdn.
-bbinddn
bind as user binddn to the directory.
-wpassword
use password to bind to the directory.
-oowner
create a certificate mapping entry that specifies owner as the owner of the certificate.
-Vversion
use LDAP protocol version version to connect to the server.
-B
use "userCertifiate;binary" format for update, some servers seem to require this, others are happy without.

 

DESCRIPTION

Cert2ldap is used to import a certificate into an LDAP directory in such a as to allow the mod_authz_ldap Apache module to authenticate and authorize users based on their certificates. The certificate is either specified as a certificatefilename argument on the command line or read from standard input. There are essentially two ways to use the program: either a certificate is added as a userCertifcate attribute to a users node, or a certificate mapping node is added somewhere else in the directory, referencing the user.

The second form is active as soon as one if the options -i, -s, -o or -n are used. The first form uses only the -c option. The correct configuration of the entires can be checked using the certfind(1) program.

If the node to be updated does not exist yet, a minimal node is created. However this is only marginally useful in the case of a node containing the certificate proper.  

SEE ALSO

certfind(1)

 

AUTHOR

Andreas F. Mueller <andreas.mueller@othello.ch>


 

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