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.\"     Title: VFYCHAIN
.\"    Author: [see the "Authors" section]
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.\"      Date:  5 June 2014
.\"    Manual: NSS Security Tools
.\"    Source: nss-tools
.\"  Language: English
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.TH "VFYCHAIN" "1" "5 June 2014" "nss-tools" "NSS Security Tools"
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.SH "NAME"
vfychain_ \- vfychain [options] [revocation options] certfile [[options] certfile] \&.\&.\&.
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.HP \w'\fBvfychain\fR\ 'u
\fBvfychain\fR
.SH "STATUS"
.PP
This documentation is still work in progress\&. Please contribute to the initial review in
\m[blue]\fBMozilla NSS bug 836477\fR\m[]\&\s-2\u[1]\d\s+2
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
The verification Tool,
\fBvfychain\fR, verifies certificate chains\&.
\fBmodutil\fR
can add and delete PKCS #11 modules, change passwords on security databases, set defaults, list module contents, enable or disable slots, enable or disable FIPS 140\-2 compliance, and assign default providers for cryptographic operations\&. This tool can also create certificate, key, and module security database files\&.
.PP
The tasks associated with security module database management are part of a process that typically also involves managing key databases and certificate databases\&.
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
\fB\-a\fR
.RS 4
the following certfile is base64 encoded
.RE
.PP
\fB\-b \fR \fIYYMMDDHHMMZ\fR
.RS 4
Validate date (default: now)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-d \fR \fIdirectory\fR
.RS 4
database directory
.RE
.PP
\fB\-f \fR
.RS 4
Enable cert fetching from AIA URL
.RE
.PP
\fB\-o \fR \fIoid\fR
.RS 4
Set policy OID for cert validation(Format OID\&.1\&.2\&.3)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-p \fR
.RS 4
Use PKIX Library to validate certificate by calling:
.sp
* CERT_VerifyCertificate if specified once,
.sp
* CERT_PKIXVerifyCert if specified twice and more\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-r \fR
.RS 4
Following certfile is raw binary DER (default)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-t\fR
.RS 4
Following cert is explicitly trusted (overrides db trust)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-u \fR \fIusage\fR
.RS 4
0=SSL client, 1=SSL server, 2=SSL StepUp, 3=SSL CA, 4=Email signer, 5=Email recipient, 6=Object signer, 9=ProtectedObjectSigner, 10=OCSP responder, 11=Any CA
.RE
.PP
\fB\-T \fR
.RS 4
Trust both explicit trust anchors (\-t) and the database\&. (Without this option, the default is to only trust certificates marked \-t, if there are any, or to trust the database if there are certificates marked \-t\&.)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-v \fR
.RS 4
Verbose mode\&. Prints root cert subject(double the argument for whole root cert info)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-w \fR \fIpassword\fR
.RS 4
Database password
.RE
.PP
\fB\-W \fR \fIpwfile\fR
.RS 4
Password file
.RE
.PP
.RS 4
Revocation options for PKIX API (invoked with \-pp options) is a collection of the following flags: [\-g type [\-h flags] [\-m type [\-s flags]] \&.\&.\&.] \&.\&.\&.
.sp
Where:
.RE
.PP
\fB\-g \fR \fItest\-type\fR
.RS 4
Sets status checking test type\&. Possible values are "leaf" or "chain"
.RE
.PP
\fB\-g \fR \fItest type\fR
.RS 4
Sets status checking test type\&. Possible values are "leaf" or "chain"\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-h \fR \fItest flags\fR
.RS 4
Sets revocation flags for the test type it follows\&. Possible flags: "testLocalInfoFirst" and "requireFreshInfo"\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-m \fR \fImethod type\fR
.RS 4
Sets method type for the test type it follows\&. Possible types are "crl" and "ocsp"\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-s \fR \fImethod flags\fR
.RS 4
Sets revocation flags for the method it follows\&. Possible types are "doNotUse", "forbidFetching", "ignoreDefaultSrc", "requireInfo" and "failIfNoInfo"\&.
.RE
.SH "ADDITIONAL RESOURCES"
.PP
For information about NSS and other tools related to NSS (like JSS), check out the NSS project wiki at
\m[blue]\fBhttp://www\&.mozilla\&.org/projects/security/pki/nss/\fR\m[]\&. The NSS site relates directly to NSS code changes and releases\&.
.PP
Mailing lists: https://lists\&.mozilla\&.org/listinfo/dev\-tech\-crypto
.PP
IRC: Freenode at #dogtag\-pki
.SH "AUTHORS"
.PP
The NSS tools were written and maintained by developers with Netscape, Red Hat, Sun, Oracle, Mozilla, and Google\&.
.PP
Authors: Elio Maldonado <emaldona@redhat\&.com>, Deon Lackey <dlackey@redhat\&.com>\&.
.SH "LICENSE"
.PP
Licensed under the Mozilla Public License, v\&. 2\&.0\&. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla\&.org/MPL/2\&.0/\&.
.SH "NOTES"
.IP " 1." 4
Mozilla NSS bug 836477
.RS 4
\%https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=836477
.RE