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author Wan-Teh Chang <wtc@google.com>
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Bug 1043082: add the USE_STATIC_RTL makefile variable. r=ehsan.

<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"><title>VFYCHAIN</title><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.78.1"><link rel="home" href="index.html" title="VFYCHAIN"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="navheader"><table width="100%" summary="Navigation header"><tr><th colspan="3" align="center">VFYCHAIN</th></tr></table><hr></div><div class="refentry"><a name="vfychain"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>vfychain  — vfychain [options] [revocation options] certfile [[options] certfile] ...</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv"><h2>Synopsis</h2><div class="cmdsynopsis"><p><code class="command">vfychain</code> </p></div></div><div class="refsection"><a name="idm233261246224"></a><h2>STATUS</h2><p>This documentation is still work in progress. Please contribute to the initial review in <a class="ulink" href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=836477" target="_top">Mozilla NSS bug 836477</a>
    </p></div><div class="refsection"><a name="description"></a><h2>Description</h2><p>The verification Tool, <span class="command"><strong>vfychain</strong></span>, verifies certificate chains. <span class="command"><strong>modutil</strong></span> 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.</p><p>The tasks associated with security module database management are part of a process that typically also involves managing key databases and certificate databases.</p></div><div class="refsection"><a name="options"></a><h2>Options</h2><div class="variablelist"><dl class="variablelist"><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-a</code></span></dt><dd>the following certfile is base64 encoded</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-b </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>YYMMDDHHMMZ</code></em></span></dt><dd>Validate date (default: now)</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-d </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>directory</code></em></span></dt><dd>database directory</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-f </code> </span></dt><dd>Enable cert fetching from AIA URL</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-o </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>oid</code></em></span></dt><dd>Set policy OID for cert validation(Format OID.1.2.3)</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-p </code></span></dt><dd><p class="simpara">Use PKIX Library to validate certificate by calling:</p><p class="simpara">	   * CERT_VerifyCertificate if specified once,</p><p class="simpara">	   * CERT_PKIXVerifyCert if specified twice and more.</p></dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-r </code></span></dt><dd>Following certfile is raw binary DER (default)</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-t</code></span></dt><dd>Following cert is explicitly trusted (overrides db trust)</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-u </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>usage</code></em></span></dt><dd><p>
	 	 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
            </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-T </code></span></dt><dd>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.)
            </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-v </code></span></dt><dd>Verbose mode. Prints root cert subject(double the
			 argument for whole root cert info)
            </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-w </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>password</code></em></span></dt><dd>Database password</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-W </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>pwfile</code></em></span></dt><dd>Password file</dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option"></code></span></dt><dd><p class="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]] ...] ...</p><p class="simpara">Where: </p></dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-g </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>test-type</code></em></span></dt><dd>Sets status checking test type. Possible values
			are "leaf" or "chain"
          </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-g </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>test type</code></em></span></dt><dd>Sets status checking test type. Possible values
			are "leaf" or "chain".
          </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-h </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>test flags</code></em></span></dt><dd>Sets revocation flags for the test type it
			follows. Possible flags: "testLocalInfoFirst" and
			"requireFreshInfo".
          </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-m </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>method type</code></em></span></dt><dd>Sets method type for the test type it follows.
			Possible types are "crl" and "ocsp".
          </dd><dt><span class="term"><code class="option">-s </code> <em class="replaceable"><code>method flags</code></em></span></dt><dd>Sets revocation flags for the method it follows.
			Possible types are "doNotUse", "forbidFetching",
			"ignoreDefaultSrc", "requireInfo" and "failIfNoInfo".
          </dd></dl></div></div><div class="refsection"><a name="resources"></a><h2>Additional Resources</h2><p>For information about NSS and other tools related to NSS (like JSS), check out the NSS project wiki at <a class="ulink" href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/" target="_top">http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/nss/</a>. The NSS site relates directly to NSS code changes and releases.</p><p>Mailing lists: https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-tech-crypto</p><p>IRC: Freenode at #dogtag-pki</p></div><div class="refsection"><a name="authors"></a><h2>Authors</h2><p>The NSS tools were written and maintained by developers with Netscape, Red Hat,  Sun, Oracle, Mozilla, and Google.</p><p>
	Authors: Elio Maldonado &lt;emaldona@redhat.com&gt;, Deon Lackey &lt;dlackey@redhat.com&gt;.
    </p></div><div class="refsection"><a name="license"></a><h2>LICENSE</h2><p>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/.
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