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System Administration Guide: Security Services
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Using the Key Management Framework (Task Map)

The Key Management Framework (KMF) enables you to centrally manage public key technologies.

Task

Description

For Instructions

Create a certificate.

Creates a certificate for use by PKCS #11, NSS, or SSL.

How to Create a Certificate by Using the pktool gencert Command

Export a certificate.

Creates a file with the certificate and its supporting keys. The file can be protected with a password.

How to Export a Certificate and Private Key in PKCS #12 Format

Import a certificate.

Imports a certificate from another system.

How to Import a Certificate Into Your Keystore

Imports a certificate in PKCS #12 format from another system.

Example 15-2

Generate a passphrase.

Generates a passphrase for access to a PKCS #11 keystore or an NSS keystore.

How to Generate a Passphrase by Using the pktool setpin Command

Generate a symmetric key.

Generates symmetric keys for use in encrypting files, creating a MAC of a file, and for applications.

How to Generate a Symmetric Key by Using the pktool Command

Add a plugin to KMF.

Installs, modifies, and lists a plugin. Also, removes the plugin from the KMF.

How to Manage Third-Party Plugins in KMF

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