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Certificates in Key Vault

This class represents the collection of certificates stored in a vault. It provides methods for managing certificates, including creating, importing and deleting certificates, and doing backups and restores. For operations with a specific certificate, see certificate.

Value

For get, create and import, an object of class stored_certificate, representing the certificate itself.

For list, a vector of key names.

For add_issuer and get_issuer, an object representing an issuer. For list_issuers, a vector of issuer names.

For backup, a string representing the backup blob for a certificate. If the certificate has multiple versions, the blob will contain all versions.

Methods

This class provides the following methods:

create(name, subject, x509=cert_x509_properties(), issuer=cert_issuer_properties(),
       key=cert_key_properties(), format=c("pem", "pkcs12"),
       expiry_action=cert_expiry_action(),
       attributes=vault_object_attrs(),
       ..., wait=TRUE)
import(name, value, pwd=NULL,
       attributes=vault_object_attrs(),
       ..., wait=TRUE)
get(name)
delete(name, confirm=TRUE)
list()
backup(name)
restore(backup)
get_contacts()
set_contacts(email)
add_issuer(issuer, provider, credentials=NULL, details=NULL)
remove_issuer(issuer)
get_issuer(issuer)
list_issuers()

Arguments

  • name: The name of the certificate.

  • subject: For create, The subject or X.500 distinguished name for the certificate.

  • x509: Other X.509 properties for the certificate, such as the domain name(s) and validity period. A convenient way to provide this is via the cert_x509_properties helper function.

  • issuer: Issuer properties for the certificate. A convenient way to provide this is via the cert_issuer_properties helper function. The default is to specify a self-signed certificate.

  • key: Key properties for the certificate. A convenient way to provide this is via the cert_key_properties helper function.

  • format: The format to store the certificate in. Can be either PEM or PFX, aka PKCS#12. This also determines the format in which the certificate will be exported (see certificate).

  • expiry_action: What Key Vault should do when the certificate is about to expire. A convenient way to provide this is via the cert_expiry_action helper function.

  • attributes: Optional attributes for the secret. A convenient way to provide this is via the vault_object_attrs helper function.

  • value: For import, the certificate to import. This can be the name of a PFX file, or a raw vector with the contents of the file.

  • pwd: For import, the password if the imported certificate is password-protected.

  • ...: For create and import, other named arguments which will be treated as tags.

  • wait: For create and import, whether to wait until the certificate has been created before returning. If FALSE, you can check on the status of the certificate via the returned object's sync method.

  • backup: For restore, a string representing the backup blob for a key.

  • email: For set_contacts, the email addresses of the contacts.

  • issuer: For the issuer methods, the name by which to refer to an issuer.

  • provider: For add_issuer, the provider name as a string.

  • credentials: For add_issuer, the credentials for the issuer, if required. Should be a list containing the components account_id and password.

  • details: For add_issuer, the organisation details, if required. See the Azure docs for more information.

See Also

certificate, cert_key_properties, cert_x509_properties, cert_issuer_properties, vault_object_attrs

Azure Key Vault documentation, Azure Key Vault API reference

Aliases
  • certificates
  • certs
Examples
# NOT RUN {
vault <- key_vault("mykeyvault")

vault$certificates$create("mynewcert", "CN=mydomain.com")
vault$certificates$list()
vault$certificates$get("mynewcert")

# specifying some domain names
vault$certificates$create("mynewcert", "CN=mydomain.com",
    x509=cert_x509_properties(dns_names=c("mydomain.com", "otherdomain.com")))

# specifying a validity period of 2 years (24 months)
vault$certificates$create("mynewcert", "CN=mydomain.com",
    x509=cert_x509_properties(validity_months=24))

# setting management tags
vault$certificates$create("mynewcert", "CN=mydomain.com", tag1="a value", othertag="another value")

# importing a cert from a PFX file
vault$certificates$import("importedcert", "mycert.pfx")

# backup and restore a cert
bak <- vault$certificates$backup("mynewcert")
vault$certificates$delete("mynewcert", confirm=FALSE)
vault$certificates$restore(bak)

# set a contact
vault$certificates$set_contacts("username@mydomain.com")
vault$certificates$get_contacts()

# add an issuer and then obtain a cert
# this can take a long time, so set wait=FALSE to return immediately
vault$certificates$add_issuer("newissuer", provider="OneCert")
vault$certificates$create("issuedcert", "CN=mydomain.com",
    issuer=cert_issuer_properties("newissuer"),
    wait=FALSE)

# }
Documentation reproduced from package AzureKeyVault, version 1.0.0, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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