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create-certificate-authority

Description

Creates a root or subordinate private certificate authority (CA). You must specify the CA configuration, an optional configuration for Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and/or a certificate revocation list (CRL), the CA type, and an optional idempotency token to avoid accidental creation of multiple CAs. The CA configuration specifies the name of the algorithm and key size to be used to create the CA private key, the type of signing algorithm that the CA uses, and X.500 subject information. The OCSP configuration can optionally specify a custom URL for the OCSP responder. The CRL configuration specifies the CRL expiration period in days (the validity period of the CRL), the Amazon S3 bucket that will contain the CRL, and a CNAME alias for the S3 bucket that is included in certificates issued by the CA. If successful, this action returns the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the CA.

Note

Both Amazon Web Services Private CA and the IAM principal must have permission to write to the S3 bucket that you specify. If the IAM principal making the call does not have permission to write to the bucket, then an exception is thrown. For more information, see Access policies for CRLs in Amazon S3 .

Amazon Web Services Private CA assets that are stored in Amazon S3 can be protected with encryption. For more information, see Encrypting Your CRLs .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  create-certificate-authority
--certificate-authority-configuration <value>
[--revocation-configuration <value>]
--certificate-authority-type <value>
[--idempotency-token <value>]
[--key-storage-security-standard <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--usage-mode <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--certificate-authority-configuration (structure)

Name and bit size of the private key algorithm, the name of the signing algorithm, and X.500 certificate subject information.

KeyAlgorithm -> (string)

Type of the public key algorithm and size, in bits, of the key pair that your CA creates when it issues a certificate. When you create a subordinate CA, you must use a key algorithm supported by the parent CA.

SigningAlgorithm -> (string)

Name of the algorithm your private CA uses to sign certificate requests.

This parameter should not be confused with the SigningAlgorithm parameter used to sign certificates when they are issued.

Subject -> (structure)

Structure that contains X.500 distinguished name information for your private CA.

Country -> (string)

Two-digit code that specifies the country in which the certificate subject located.

Organization -> (string)

Legal name of the organization with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

OrganizationalUnit -> (string)

A subdivision or unit of the organization (such as sales or finance) with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

DistinguishedNameQualifier -> (string)

Disambiguating information for the certificate subject.

State -> (string)

State in which the subject of the certificate is located.

CommonName -> (string)

For CA and end-entity certificates in a private PKI, the common name (CN) can be any string within the length limit.

Note: In publicly trusted certificates, the common name must be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) associated with the certificate subject.

SerialNumber -> (string)

The certificate serial number.

Locality -> (string)

The locality (such as a city or town) in which the certificate subject is located.

Title -> (string)

A title such as Mr. or Ms., which is pre-pended to the name to refer formally to the certificate subject.

Surname -> (string)

Family name. In the US and the UK, for example, the surname of an individual is ordered last. In Asian cultures the surname is typically ordered first.

GivenName -> (string)

First name.

Initials -> (string)

Concatenation that typically contains the first letter of the GivenName , the first letter of the middle name if one exists, and the first letter of the Surname .

Pseudonym -> (string)

Typically a shortened version of a longer GivenName . For example, Jonathan is often shortened to John. Elizabeth is often shortened to Beth, Liz, or Eliza.

GenerationQualifier -> (string)

Typically a qualifier appended to the name of an individual. Examples include Jr. for junior, Sr. for senior, and III for third.

CustomAttributes -> (list)

Contains a sequence of one or more X.500 relative distinguished names (RDNs), each of which consists of an object identifier (OID) and a value. For more information, see NIST’s definition of Object Identifier (OID) .

Note

Custom attributes cannot be used in combination with standard attributes.

(structure)

Defines the X.500 relative distinguished name (RDN).

ObjectIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the object identifier (OID) of the attribute type of the relative distinguished name (RDN).

Value -> (string)

Specifies the attribute value of relative distinguished name (RDN).

CsrExtensions -> (structure)

Specifies information to be added to the extension section of the certificate signing request (CSR).

KeyUsage -> (structure)

Indicates the purpose of the certificate and of the key contained in the certificate.

DigitalSignature -> (boolean)

Key can be used for digital signing.

NonRepudiation -> (boolean)

Key can be used for non-repudiation.

KeyEncipherment -> (boolean)

Key can be used to encipher data.

DataEncipherment -> (boolean)

Key can be used to decipher data.

KeyAgreement -> (boolean)

Key can be used in a key-agreement protocol.

KeyCertSign -> (boolean)

Key can be used to sign certificates.

CRLSign -> (boolean)

Key can be used to sign CRLs.

EncipherOnly -> (boolean)

Key can be used only to encipher data.

DecipherOnly -> (boolean)

Key can be used only to decipher data.

SubjectInformationAccess -> (list)

For CA certificates, provides a path to additional information pertaining to the CA, such as revocation and policy. For more information, see Subject Information Access in RFC 5280.

(structure)

Provides access information used by the authorityInfoAccess and subjectInfoAccess extensions described in RFC 5280 .

AccessMethod -> (structure)

The type and format of AccessDescription information.

CustomObjectIdentifier -> (string)

An object identifier (OID) specifying the AccessMethod . The OID must satisfy the regular expression shown below. For more information, see NIST's definition of Object Identifier (OID) .

AccessMethodType -> (string)

Specifies the AccessMethod .

AccessLocation -> (structure)

The location of AccessDescription information.

OtherName -> (structure)

Represents GeneralName using an OtherName object.

TypeId -> (string)

Specifies an OID.

Value -> (string)

Specifies an OID value.

Rfc822Name -> (string)

Represents GeneralName as an RFC 822 email address.

DnsName -> (string)

Represents GeneralName as a DNS name.

DirectoryName -> (structure)

Contains information about the certificate subject. The Subject field in the certificate identifies the entity that owns or controls the public key in the certificate. The entity can be a user, computer, device, or service. The Subject must contain an X.500 distinguished name (DN). A DN is a sequence of relative distinguished names (RDNs). The RDNs are separated by commas in the certificate.

Country -> (string)

Two-digit code that specifies the country in which the certificate subject located.

Organization -> (string)

Legal name of the organization with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

OrganizationalUnit -> (string)

A subdivision or unit of the organization (such as sales or finance) with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

DistinguishedNameQualifier -> (string)

Disambiguating information for the certificate subject.

State -> (string)

State in which the subject of the certificate is located.

CommonName -> (string)

For CA and end-entity certificates in a private PKI, the common name (CN) can be any string within the length limit.

Note: In publicly trusted certificates, the common name must be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) associated with the certificate subject.

SerialNumber -> (string)

The certificate serial number.

Locality -> (string)

The locality (such as a city or town) in which the certificate subject is located.

Title -> (string)

A title such as Mr. or Ms., which is pre-pended to the name to refer formally to the certificate subject.

Surname -> (string)

Family name. In the US and the UK, for example, the surname of an individual is ordered last. In Asian cultures the surname is typically ordered first.

GivenName -> (string)

First name.

Initials -> (string)

Concatenation that typically contains the first letter of the GivenName , the first letter of the middle name if one exists, and the first letter of the Surname .

Pseudonym -> (string)

Typically a shortened version of a longer GivenName . For example, Jonathan is often shortened to John. Elizabeth is often shortened to Beth, Liz, or Eliza.

GenerationQualifier -> (string)

Typically a qualifier appended to the name of an individual. Examples include Jr. for junior, Sr. for senior, and III for third.

CustomAttributes -> (list)

Contains a sequence of one or more X.500 relative distinguished names (RDNs), each of which consists of an object identifier (OID) and a value. For more information, see NIST’s definition of Object Identifier (OID) .

Note

Custom attributes cannot be used in combination with standard attributes.

(structure)

Defines the X.500 relative distinguished name (RDN).

ObjectIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the object identifier (OID) of the attribute type of the relative distinguished name (RDN).

Value -> (string)

Specifies the attribute value of relative distinguished name (RDN).

EdiPartyName -> (structure)

Represents GeneralName as an EdiPartyName object.

PartyName -> (string)

Specifies the party name.

NameAssigner -> (string)

Specifies the name assigner.

UniformResourceIdentifier -> (string)

Represents GeneralName as a URI.

IpAddress -> (string)

Represents GeneralName as an IPv4 or IPv6 address.

RegisteredId -> (string)

Represents GeneralName as an object identifier (OID).

JSON Syntax:

{
  "KeyAlgorithm": "RSA_2048"|"RSA_4096"|"EC_prime256v1"|"EC_secp384r1",
  "SigningAlgorithm": "SHA256WITHECDSA"|"SHA384WITHECDSA"|"SHA512WITHECDSA"|"SHA256WITHRSA"|"SHA384WITHRSA"|"SHA512WITHRSA",
  "Subject": {
    "Country": "string",
    "Organization": "string",
    "OrganizationalUnit": "string",
    "DistinguishedNameQualifier": "string",
    "State": "string",
    "CommonName": "string",
    "SerialNumber": "string",
    "Locality": "string",
    "Title": "string",
    "Surname": "string",
    "GivenName": "string",
    "Initials": "string",
    "Pseudonym": "string",
    "GenerationQualifier": "string",
    "CustomAttributes": [
      {
        "ObjectIdentifier": "string",
        "Value": "string"
      }
      ...
    ]
  },
  "CsrExtensions": {
    "KeyUsage": {
      "DigitalSignature": true|false,
      "NonRepudiation": true|false,
      "KeyEncipherment": true|false,
      "DataEncipherment": true|false,
      "KeyAgreement": true|false,
      "KeyCertSign": true|false,
      "CRLSign": true|false,
      "EncipherOnly": true|false,
      "DecipherOnly": true|false
    },
    "SubjectInformationAccess": [
      {
        "AccessMethod": {
          "CustomObjectIdentifier": "string",
          "AccessMethodType": "CA_REPOSITORY"|"RESOURCE_PKI_MANIFEST"|"RESOURCE_PKI_NOTIFY"
        },
        "AccessLocation": {
          "OtherName": {
            "TypeId": "string",
            "Value": "string"
          },
          "Rfc822Name": "string",
          "DnsName": "string",
          "DirectoryName": {
            "Country": "string",
            "Organization": "string",
            "OrganizationalUnit": "string",
            "DistinguishedNameQualifier": "string",
            "State": "string",
            "CommonName": "string",
            "SerialNumber": "string",
            "Locality": "string",
            "Title": "string",
            "Surname": "string",
            "GivenName": "string",
            "Initials": "string",
            "Pseudonym": "string",
            "GenerationQualifier": "string",
            "CustomAttributes": [
              {
                "ObjectIdentifier": "string",
                "Value": "string"
              }
              ...
            ]
          },
          "EdiPartyName": {
            "PartyName": "string",
            "NameAssigner": "string"
          },
          "UniformResourceIdentifier": "string",
          "IpAddress": "string",
          "RegisteredId": "string"
        }
      }
      ...
    ]
  }
}

--revocation-configuration (structure)

Contains information to enable Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) support, to enable a certificate revocation list (CRL), to enable both, or to enable neither. The default is for both certificate validation mechanisms to be disabled.

Note

The following requirements apply to revocation configurations.

  • A configuration disabling CRLs or OCSP must contain only the Enabled=False parameter, and will fail if other parameters such as CustomCname or ExpirationInDays are included.
  • In a CRL configuration, the S3BucketName parameter must conform to Amazon S3 bucket naming rules .
  • A configuration containing a custom Canonical Name (CNAME) parameter for CRLs or OCSP must conform to RFC2396 restrictions on the use of special characters in a CNAME.
  • In a CRL or OCSP configuration, the value of a CNAME parameter must not include a protocol prefix such as "http://" or "https://".

For more information, see the OcspConfiguration and CrlConfiguration types.

CrlConfiguration -> (structure)

Configuration of the certificate revocation list (CRL), if any, maintained by your private CA. A CRL is typically updated approximately 30 minutes after a certificate is revoked. If for any reason a CRL update fails, Amazon Web Services Private CA makes further attempts every 15 minutes.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Boolean value that specifies whether certificate revocation lists (CRLs) are enabled. You can use this value to enable certificate revocation for a new CA when you call the CreateCertificateAuthority action or for an existing CA when you call the UpdateCertificateAuthority action.

ExpirationInDays -> (integer)

Validity period of the CRL in days.

CustomCname -> (string)

Name inserted into the certificate CRL Distribution Points extension that enables the use of an alias for the CRL distribution point. Use this value if you don't want the name of your S3 bucket to be public.

Note

The content of a Canonical Name (CNAME) record must conform to RFC2396 restrictions on the use of special characters in URIs. Additionally, the value of the CNAME must not include a protocol prefix such as "http://" or "https://".

S3BucketName -> (string)

Name of the S3 bucket that contains the CRL. If you do not provide a value for the CustomCname argument, the name of your S3 bucket is placed into the CRL Distribution Points extension of the issued certificate. You can change the name of your bucket by calling the UpdateCertificateAuthority operation. You must specify a bucket policy that allows Amazon Web Services Private CA to write the CRL to your bucket.

Note

The S3BucketName parameter must conform to the S3 bucket naming rules .

S3ObjectAcl -> (string)

Determines whether the CRL will be publicly readable or privately held in the CRL Amazon S3 bucket. If you choose PUBLIC_READ, the CRL will be accessible over the public internet. If you choose BUCKET_OWNER_FULL_CONTROL, only the owner of the CRL S3 bucket can access the CRL, and your PKI clients may need an alternative method of access.

If no value is specified, the default is PUBLIC_READ .

Note: This default can cause CA creation to fail in some circumstances. If you have have enabled the Block Public Access (BPA) feature in your S3 account, then you must specify the value of this parameter as BUCKET_OWNER_FULL_CONTROL , and not doing so results in an error. If you have disabled BPA in S3, then you can specify either BUCKET_OWNER_FULL_CONTROL or PUBLIC_READ as the value.

For more information, see Blocking public access to the S3 bucket .

OcspConfiguration -> (structure)

Configuration of Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) support, if any, maintained by your private CA. When you revoke a certificate, OCSP responses may take up to 60 minutes to reflect the new status.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Flag enabling use of the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) for validating certificate revocation status.

OcspCustomCname -> (string)

By default, Amazon Web Services Private CA injects an Amazon Web Services domain into certificates being validated by the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP). A customer can alternatively use this object to define a CNAME specifying a customized OCSP domain.

Note

The content of a Canonical Name (CNAME) record must conform to RFC2396 restrictions on the use of special characters in URIs. Additionally, the value of the CNAME must not include a protocol prefix such as "http://" or "https://".

For more information, see Customizing Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) in the Amazon Web Services Private Certificate Authority User Guide .

Shorthand Syntax:

CrlConfiguration={Enabled=boolean,ExpirationInDays=integer,CustomCname=string,S3BucketName=string,S3ObjectAcl=string},OcspConfiguration={Enabled=boolean,OcspCustomCname=string}

JSON Syntax:

{
  "CrlConfiguration": {
    "Enabled": true|false,
    "ExpirationInDays": integer,
    "CustomCname": "string",
    "S3BucketName": "string",
    "S3ObjectAcl": "PUBLIC_READ"|"BUCKET_OWNER_FULL_CONTROL"
  },
  "OcspConfiguration": {
    "Enabled": true|false,
    "OcspCustomCname": "string"
  }
}

--certificate-authority-type (string)

The type of the certificate authority.

Possible values:

  • ROOT
  • SUBORDINATE

--idempotency-token (string)

Custom string that can be used to distinguish between calls to the CreateCertificateAuthority action. Idempotency tokens for CreateCertificateAuthority time out after five minutes. Therefore, if you call CreateCertificateAuthority multiple times with the same idempotency token within five minutes, Amazon Web Services Private CA recognizes that you are requesting only certificate authority and will issue only one. If you change the idempotency token for each call, Amazon Web Services Private CA recognizes that you are requesting multiple certificate authorities.

--key-storage-security-standard (string)

Specifies a cryptographic key management compliance standard used for handling CA keys.

Default: FIPS_140_2_LEVEL_3_OR_HIGHER

Note: FIPS_140_2_LEVEL_3_OR_HIGHER is not supported in the following Regions:
  • ap-northeast-3
  • ap-southeast-3

When creating a CA in these Regions, you must provide FIPS_140_2_LEVEL_2_OR_HIGHER as the argument for KeyStorageSecurityStandard . Failure to do this results in an InvalidArgsException with the message, "A certificate authority cannot be created in this region with the specified security standard."

Possible values:

  • FIPS_140_2_LEVEL_2_OR_HIGHER
  • FIPS_140_2_LEVEL_3_OR_HIGHER

--tags (list)

Key-value pairs that will be attached to the new private CA. You can associate up to 50 tags with a private CA. For information using tags with IAM to manage permissions, see Controlling Access Using IAM Tags .

(structure)

Tags are labels that you can use to identify and organize your private CAs. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value. You can associate up to 50 tags with a private CA. To add one or more tags to a private CA, call the TagCertificateAuthority action. To remove a tag, call the UntagCertificateAuthority action.

Key -> (string)

Key (name) of the tag.

Value -> (string)

Value of the tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--usage-mode (string)

Specifies whether the CA issues general-purpose certificates that typically require a revocation mechanism, or short-lived certificates that may optionally omit revocation because they expire quickly. Short-lived certificate validity is limited to seven days.

The default value is GENERAL_PURPOSE.

Possible values:

  • GENERAL_PURPOSE
  • SHORT_LIVED_CERTIFICATE

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create a private certificate authority

The following create-certificate-authority command creates a private certificate authority in your AWS account.

aws acm-pca create-certificate-authority --certificate-authority-configuration file://C:\ca_config.txt --revocation-configuration file://C:\revoke_config.txt --certificate-authority-type "SUBORDINATE" --idempotency-token 98256344

Output

CertificateAuthorityArn -> (string)

If successful, the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the certificate authority (CA). This is of the form:

``arn:aws:acm-pca:region :account :certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 `` .