Manual Reference Pages  - UPDATE-CA-CERTIFICATES (8)

NAME

update-ca-certificates - update /etc/ssl/certs and certificates.crt

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Files
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

update-ca-certificates [options]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the update-ca-certificates commands. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution.

update-ca-certificates is a program that updates the directory /etc/ssl/certs to hold SSL certificates and generates certificates.crt, a concatenated single-file list of certificates.

It reads the file /etc/ca-certificates.conf. Each line gives a pathname of a CA certificate under /usr/share/ca-certificates that should be trusted. Lines that begin with "#" are comment lines and thus ignored. Lines that begin with "!" are deselected, causing the deactivation of the CA certificate in question.

Furthermore all certificates found below /usr/local/share/ca-certificates are also included as implicitly trusted.

Before terminating, update-ca-certificates invokes run-parts on /etc/ca-certificates/update.d and calls each hook with a list of certificates: those added are prefixed with a +, those removed are prefixed with a -.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below.
-h, --help Show summary of options.
-v, --verbose
  Be verbose. Output c_rehash.
-f, --fresh
  Fresh updates. Remove symlinks in /etc/ssl/certs directory.

FILES

/etc/ca-certificates.conf
  A configuration file.
/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
  A single-file version of CA certificates. This hold all CA certificates that you activated in /etc/ca-certificates.conf.
/usr/share/ca-certificates
  Directory of CA certificates.
/usr/local/share/ca-certificates
  Directory of local CA certificates (with .crt extension).

SEE ALSO

c_rehash(1),

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


UPDATE-CA-CERTIFICATES (8) 20 April 2003
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