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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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<!ENTITY date SYSTEM "date.xml">
<!ENTITY version SYSTEM "version.xml">
]>

<refentry id="vfychain">

  <refentryinfo>
    <date>&date;</date>
    <title>NSS Security Tools</title>
    <productname>nss-tools</productname>
    <productnumber>&version;</productnumber>
  </refentryinfo>

  <refmeta>
    <refentrytitle>VFYCHAIN</refentrytitle>
    <manvolnum>1</manvolnum>
  </refmeta>

  <refnamediv>
    <refname>vfychain </refname>
    <refpurpose>vfychain [options] [revocation options] certfile [[options] certfile] ...</refpurpose>
  </refnamediv>

 <refsynopsisdiv>
    <cmdsynopsis>
      <command>vfychain</command>
    </cmdsynopsis>
  </refsynopsisdiv>

  <refsection>
    <title>STATUS</title>
    <para>This documentation is still work in progress. Please contribute to the initial review in <ulink url="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=836477">Mozilla NSS bug 836477</ulink>
    </para>
  </refsection>

  <refsection id="description">
    <title>Description</title>
    <para>The verification Tool, <command>vfychain</command>, verifies certificate chains. <command>modutil</command> 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.</para>

	<para>The tasks associated with security module database management are part of a process that typically also involves managing key databases and certificate databases.</para>
  </refsection>

  <refsection id="options">
    <title>Options</title>
    
    <variablelist>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-a</option></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>the following certfile is base64 encoded</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
          <term><option>-b </option> <replaceable>YYMMDDHHMMZ</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Validate date (default: now)</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
          <term><option>-d </option> <replaceable>directory</replaceable></term>        <listitem>
          <simpara>database directory</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-f </option> </term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Enable cert fetching from AIA URL</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-o </option> <replaceable>oid</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Set policy OID for cert validation(Format OID.1.2.3)</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-p </option></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Use PKIX Library to validate certificate by calling:</simpara>
		  <simpara>	   * CERT_VerifyCertificate if specified once,</simpara>
		  <simpara>	   * CERT_PKIXVerifyCert if specified twice and more.</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
          <term><option>-r </option></term>
          <listitem>
            <simpara>Following certfile is raw binary DER (default)</simpara>
         </listitem>
       </varlistentry>

       <varlistentry>
         <term><option>-t</option></term>
         <listitem>
	       <simpara>Following cert is explicitly trusted (overrides db trust)</simpara>
         </listitem>
       </varlistentry>

       <varlistentry>
         <term><option>-u </option> <replaceable>usage</replaceable></term>
         <listitem>
            <para>
	 	 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
            </para>
         </listitem>
        </varlistentry>

        <varlistentry>
          <term><option>-T </option></term>
          <listitem>
	        <simpara>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.)
            </simpara>
          </listitem>
        </varlistentry>

        <varlistentry>
          <term><option>-v </option></term>
          <listitem>
	        <simpara>Verbose mode. Prints root cert subject(double the
			 argument for whole root cert info)
            </simpara>
          </listitem>
        </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-w </option> <replaceable>password</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Database password</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-W </option> <replaceable>pwfile</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Password file</simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option></option></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Revocation options for PKIX API (invoked with -pp options) is a
	collection of the following flags:
		[-g type [-h flags] [-m type [-s flags]] ...] ...</simpara>
          <simpara>Where: </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-g </option> <replaceable>test-type</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Sets status checking test type. Possible values
			are "leaf" or "chain"
          </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-g </option> <replaceable>test type</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Sets status checking test type. Possible values
			are "leaf" or "chain".
          </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-h </option> <replaceable>test flags</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Sets revocation flags for the test type it
			follows. Possible flags: "testLocalInfoFirst" and
			"requireFreshInfo".
          </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>

      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-m </option> <replaceable>method type</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Sets method type for the test type it follows.
			Possible types are "crl" and "ocsp".
          </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>
      <varlistentry>
        <term><option>-s </option> <replaceable>method flags</replaceable></term>
        <listitem>
          <simpara>Sets revocation flags for the method it follows.
			Possible types are "doNotUse", "forbidFetching",
			"ignoreDefaultSrc", "requireInfo" and "failIfNoInfo".
          </simpara>
        </listitem>
      </varlistentry>
    </variablelist>
  </refsection>

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  <refsection id="resources">
    <title>Additional Resources</title>
	<para>For information about NSS and other tools related to NSS (like JSS), check out the NSS project wiki at <ulink url="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/">http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/</ulink>. The NSS site relates directly to NSS code changes and releases.</para>
	<para>Mailing lists: https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-tech-crypto</para>
	<para>IRC: Freenode at #dogtag-pki</para>
  </refsection>

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  <refsection id="authors">
    <title>Authors</title>
    <para>The NSS tools were written and maintained by developers with Netscape, Red Hat,  Sun, Oracle, Mozilla, and Google.</para>
    <para>
	Authors: Elio Maldonado &lt;emaldona@redhat.com>, Deon Lackey &lt;dlackey@redhat.com>.
    </para>
  </refsection>

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  <refsection id="license">
    <title>LICENSE</title>
    <para>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/.
    </para>
  </refsection>

</refentry>