certificate: SSL Certificates

The certificate utility is used to manage SSL certificates through CLI. By using this utility, you can perform the following tasks:

  • creating and removing SSL certificates
  • assigning certificates to IP addresses
  • editing certain certificate parameters

Usage
certificate <command> <certificate name> [<domain name>] [
<option_1> [<param>]
[<option_2> [<param>]]
... [<option_N> [<param>]]
]

Example

The following command creates the SSL certificate named Site Certificate in domain's certificate repository for domain example.com by using private key file /usr/local/keys/keyfile.key, corresponding certificate file /usr/local/cert/certfile.cert, CA certificate file /usr/local/cert/cacert.cert, and associates the corresponding certificate signing request file usr/local/requests/csreq.csr with the certificate in Plesk:

plesk bin certificate -c "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -key-file /usr/local/keyfile.key -cert-file /usr/local/cert/cert.cert -cacert-file /usr/local/cert/cacert.cert -csr-file /usr/local/requests/csreq

 

Commands
Command Parameter Description Example

--create or -c

<certificate_name>

Creates an SSL certificate in a specified certificate repository (administrator's or domain's repository) by using a private key file and a corresponding certificate file.

For information on the options required by the command, refer to the Note below the table.

To create the SSL certificate named Site Certificate in domain's certificate repository for the domain example.com by using private key file /usr/local/keys/keyfile.key and certificate file usr/local/cert/certfile.cert:

plesk bin certificate --create "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -key-file /usr/local/keyfile.key -cert-file /usr/local/cert/certfile.cert

or

plesk bin certificate -c "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -key-file /usr/local/keyfile.key -cert-file /usr/local/cert/certfile.cert

--update or -u

<certificate_name>

Updates an existing SSL certificate's parameters.

To rename the SSL certification domain example.com from Site Certificate to New Certificate:

plesk bin certificate --update "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -new-name "New Certificate"

or

plesk bin certificate -u "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -new-name "New Certificate"

--remove or -r

<certificate_name>

Deletes an SSL certificate from administrator's or domain's repository.

To delete the SSL certificate named Site Certificate from domain example.com:

plesk bin certificate --remove "Site Certificate" -domain example.com

or

plesk bin certificate -r "Site Certificate" -domain example.com

--assign-cert or -ac

<certificate_name>

Assigns an SSL certificate for use with a specific IP address.

Requires the -ip option.

To assign the SSL certificate named Site Certificate (from the administrator's repository) on example.com for use with IP address 192.0.2.78:

plesk bin certificate --assign-cert "Site Certificate" -admin example.com -ip 192.0.2.78

or

plesk bin certificate -ac "Site Certificate" -admin example.com -ip 192.0.2.78

--list or -l

<login_name>

Displays the list of SSL certificates stored in a specified certificate repository (administrator's or domain's repository).

To view the list of SSL certificates existing in the certificates repository on the domain example.com:

plesk bin certificate --list -domain example.com

or

plesk bin certificate -l -domain example.com

--help or -h

 

Displays help on the use of the utility.

To view help on the use of the certificate utility:

plesk bin certificate --help

or

plesk bin certificate -h

Note: The --create command requires concomitant use of one of the following combinations of options:
* -csr-file <file name> -key-file <file name>
* -csr-file <file name> -key-file <file name> -cert-file <file name>
* -csr-file <file name> -key-file <file name> -cert-file <file name> -cacert-file <file name>
* -key-file <file name> -cert-file <file name> -cacert-file <file name>
* -key-file <file name> -cert-file <file name>

 

Options
Option Parameter Description Example

-domain

<domain_name>

Specifies a particular domain's certificate repository in Plesk as the location of a certificate.

To delete the SSL certificate named Site Certificate from example.com certificate repository:

plesk bin certificate -r "Site Certificate" -domain example.com

-admin

 

Specifies the administrator's certificate repository in Plesk as the location of a certificate.

To delete the SSL certificate named Site Certificate from administrator's certificate repository:

plesk bin certificate -r "Site Certificate" -admin

-default

 

Sets an SSL certificate as the default certificate.

Used to set administrator's default certificate only.

Used with the -admin option only.

To set the SSL certificate named Site Certificate in the administrator's certificate repository in Plesk as the administrator's default certificate:

plesk bin certificate -u "Site Certificate" -admin -default

-new-name

<certificate_name>

Renames an existing SSL certificate.

To rename the SSL certificate in the administrator's certificate repository in Plesk from Site Certificate to Old Site Certificate:

plesk bin certificate -u "Site Certificate" -admin -new-name "Old Site Certificate"

-key-file

<path>

Specifies a path to a private key file on the Plesk server to be used for certificate creation.

Used with the --create only.

Required with the --create.

To create the SSL certificate named Site Certificate in example.com certificate repository by using private key file /usr/local/keys/keyfile.key, corresponding certificate file /usr/local/cert/certfile.cert, CA certificate file /usr/local/cert/cacert.cert, and to associate the corresponding certificate signing request file /usr/local/requests/csreq.csr:

plesk bin certificate -c "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -key-file /usr/local/keyfile.key -cert-file /usr/local/cert/certfile.cert -cacert-file /usr/local/cert/cacert.cert -csr-file /usr/local/requests/csreq

 

-cert-file

<path>

Specifies the path to an SSL certificate file on the Plesk server to be used for certificate creation.

Used with the --create command only.

Required by the --create command.

-cacert-file

<path>

Specifies a path to the CA certificate file on the Plesk server to be used for an SSL certificate creation in Plesk.

Used with the --create only.

-csr-file

<path>

Specifies a path to a certificate signing request file on the Plesk server and associates the certificate signing request with the certificate to be created in Plesk.

-ip

<IP_address>

Specifies an IP address to which an SSL certificate is to be assigned.

Used with the --assign-cert command only.

Required by the --assign-cert command.

To assign the SSL certificate named Site Certificate from the example.com domain's repository for use with IP address 192.0.2.78:

plesk bin certificate --assign-cert "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -ip 192.0.2.78

or

plesk bin certificate -ac "Site Certificate" -domain example.com -ip 192.0.2.78

 

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