IssueCertificate - AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority


The following Java sample shows how to use the IssueCertificate operation.

This operation uses your private certificate authority (CA) to issue an end-entity certificate. This operation returns the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the certificate. You can retrieve the certificate by calling the GetCertificate and specifying the ARN.


The IssueCertificate operation requires you to specify a certificate template. This example uses the EndEntityCertificate/V1 template. For information about all of the available templates, see Understanding certificate templates.

package com.amazonaws.samples; import com.amazonaws.auth.AWSCredentials; import com.amazonaws.auth.profile.ProfileCredentialsProvider; import com.amazonaws.client.builder.AwsClientBuilder; import com.amazonaws.client.builder.AwsClientBuilder.EndpointConfiguration; import com.amazonaws.auth.AWSStaticCredentialsProvider; import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets; import java.util.Objects; import; import; import; import; import; import; import com.amazonaws.AmazonClientException; import; import; import; import; import; import; public class IssueCertificate { public static ByteBuffer stringToByteBuffer(final String string) { if (Objects.isNull(string)) { return null; } byte[] bytes = string.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8); return ByteBuffer.wrap(bytes); } public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception { // Retrieve your credentials from the C:\Users\name\.aws\credentials file // in Windows or the .aws/credentials file in Linux. AWSCredentials credentials = null; try { credentials = new ProfileCredentialsProvider("default").getCredentials(); } catch (Exception e) { throw new AmazonClientException("Cannot load your credentials from disk", e); } // Define the endpoint for your sample. String endpointRegion = "region"; // Substitute your region here, e.g. "us-west-2" String endpointProtocol = "https://acm-pca." + endpointRegion + ""; EndpointConfiguration endpoint = new AwsClientBuilder.EndpointConfiguration(endpointProtocol, endpointRegion); // Create a client that you can use to make requests. AWSACMPCA client = AWSACMPCAClientBuilder.standard() .withEndpointConfiguration(endpoint) .withCredentials(new AWSStaticCredentialsProvider(credentials)) .build(); // Create a certificate request: IssueCertificateRequest req = new IssueCertificateRequest(); // Set the CA ARN. req.withCertificateAuthorityArn("arn:aws:acm-pca:region:account:certificate-authority/CA_ID"); // Specify the certificate signing request (CSR) for the certificate to be signed and issued. String strCSR = "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----\n" + "base64-encoded certificate\n" + "-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----\n"; ByteBuffer csrByteBuffer = stringToByteBuffer(strCSR); req.setCsr(csrByteBuffer); // Specify the template for the issued certificate. req.withTemplateArn("arn:aws:acm-pca:::template/EndEntityCertificate/V1"); // Set the signing algorithm. req.withSigningAlgorithm(SigningAlgorithm.SHA256WITHRSA); // Set the validity period for the certificate to be issued. Validity validity = new Validity(); validity.withValue(<<3650L>>); validity.withType("DAYS"); req.withValidity(validity); // Set the idempotency token. req.setIdempotencyToken("1234"); // Issue the certificate. IssueCertificateResult result = null; try { result = client.issueCertificate(req); } catch (LimitExceededException ex) { throw ex; } catch (ResourceNotFoundException ex) { throw ex; } catch (InvalidStateException ex) { throw ex; } catch (InvalidArnException ex) { throw ex; } catch (InvalidArgsException ex) { throw ex; } catch (MalformedCSRException ex) { throw ex; } // Retrieve and display the certificate ARN. String arn = result.getCertificateArn(); System.out.println(arn); } }

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