AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority ImportCertificateAuthorityCertificate API operation.

Syntax

Import-PCACertificateAuthorityCertificate
-CertificateAuthorityArn <String>
-Certificate <Byte[]>
-CertificateChain <Byte[]>
-Select <String>
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Imports a signed private CA certificate into ACM Private CA. This action is used when you are using a chain of trust whose root is located outside ACM Private CA. Before you can call this action, the following preparations must in place:
  1. In ACM Private CA, call the CreateCertificateAuthority action to create the private CA that that you plan to back with the imported certificate.
  2. Call the GetCertificateAuthorityCsr action to generate a certificate signing request (CSR).
  3. Sign the CSR using a root or intermediate CA hosted either by an on-premises PKI hierarchy or a commercial CA..
  4. Create a certificate chain and copy the signed certificate and the certificate chain to your working directory.
The following requirements apply when you import a CA certificate.
  • You cannot import a non-self-signed certificate for use as a root CA.
  • You cannot import a self-signed certificate for use as a subordinate CA.
  • Your certificate chain must not include the private CA certificate that you are importing.
  • Your ACM Private CA-hosted or on-premises CA certificate must be the last certificate in your chain. The subordinate certificate, if any, that your root CA signed must be next to last. The subordinate certificate signed by the preceding subordinate CA must come next, and so on until your chain is built.
  • The chain must be PEM-encoded.

Parameters

-Certificate <Byte[]>
The PEM-encoded certificate for a private CA. This may be a self-signed certificate in the case of a root CA, or it may be signed by another CA that you control.The cmdlet will automatically convert the supplied parameter of type string, string[], System.IO.FileInfo or System.IO.Stream to byte[] before supplying it to the service.
Required?True
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-CertificateAuthorityArn <String>
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that was returned when you called CreateCertificateAuthority. This must be of the form: arn:aws:acm-pca:region:account:certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012
Required?True
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-CertificateChain <Byte[]>
A PEM-encoded file that contains all of your certificates, other than the certificate you're importing, chaining up to your root CA. Your ACM Private CA-hosted or on-premises root certificate is the last in the chain, and each certificate in the chain signs the one preceding. This parameter must be supplied when you import a subordinate CA. When you import a root CA, there is no chain.The cmdlet will automatically convert the supplied parameter of type string, string[], System.IO.FileInfo or System.IO.Stream to byte[] before supplying it to the service.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-PassThru <SwitchParameter>
Changes the cmdlet behavior to return the value passed to the CertificateAuthorityArn parameter. The -PassThru parameter is deprecated, use -Select '^CertificateAuthorityArn' instead. This parameter will be removed in a future version.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-Select <String>
Use the -Select parameter to control the cmdlet output. The cmdlet doesn't have a return value by default. Specifying -Select '*' will result in the cmdlet returning the whole service response (Amazon.ACMPCA.Model.ImportCertificateAuthorityCertificateResponse). Specifying -Select '^ParameterName' will result in the cmdlet returning the selected cmdlet parameter value.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAK
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-EndpointUrl <String>
The endpoint to make the call against.Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-ProfileLocation <String>
Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials.If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesAWSProfilesLocation, ProfilesLocation
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesStoredCredentials, AWSProfileName
-Region <Object>
The system name of an AWS region or an AWSRegion instance. This governs the endpoint that will be used when calling service operations. Note that the AWS resources referenced in a call are usually region-specific.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesRegionToCall
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesSK, SecretAccessKey
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?True (ByPropertyName)
AliasesST

Outputs

This cmdlet does not generate any output.The service response (type Amazon.ACMPCA.Model.ImportCertificateAuthorityCertificateResponse) can be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z