This is the command grid-ca-sign that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator
grid-ca-sign - Sign a certificate with a SimpleCA for use on a grid
grid-ca-sign -in REQUEST -out CERTIFICATE [OPTIONS]
grid-ca-sign [ -help | -h | -usage | -version | -versions ]
The grid-ca-sign program signs a certificate based on a request file with a CA certificate
created by grid-ca-create. The new certificate is written to a file. If the CA has already
signed a certificate with the same subject name as contained in the certificate request,
it will refuse to sign the new request unless the -force option is provided on the
If run as a privileged user, grid-ca-sign uses the CA certificate and sign the
certificate. For a non-privileged user, grid-ca-sign uses the CA certificate and
configuration located in $HOME/.globus/simpleCA. The grid-ca-sign program an use a
different CA configuration and certificate by using the -dir option.
The full set of command-line options to grid-ca-sign follows. In addition to these,
unknown options will be passed to the openssl command when creating the self-signed
-help, -h, -usage
Display the command-line options to grid-ca-sign and exit.
Display the version number of the grid-ca-sign command. The second form includes
details about the package containing grid-ca-sign.
Sign the request contained in the REQUEST file.
Write the signed request to the CERTIFICATE file.
Revoke any previously issued certificate with the same subject name as in the
certificate request and issue a new certificate. Otherwise, grid-ca-sign will refuse
to sign the request.
Sign the certificate using the Simple CA certificate and configuration located in
DIRECTORY instead of the default.
Print the command-line options available for the openssl ca command.
Sign a certificate request using the simple CA in $HOME/SimpleCA'
% *grid-ca-sign* \
-in usercert_request.pem \
-out usercert.pem \
To sign the request please enter the password for the CA key:
The new signed certificate is at: /home/juser/.globus/simpleCA/newcerts/01.pem
The following environment variables affect the execution of grid-ca-sign:
Non-standard installation path of the Globus Toolkit.
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