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What is the difference between csrdir and requestdir?

asked 2014-05-14 17:44:37 -0600

Joseph Carlos gravatar image

There are two parameters that appear to be the same thing: csrdir and requestdir.

The Puppet Labs documentation defines them this way:

Where the CA stores certificate requests

Where host certificate requests are stored.

Can someone elaborate on under what circumstances each is used?

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answered 2018-05-03 11:49:15 -0600

binford2k gravatar image

If you look at the default values, you'll see a hint:

  • csrdir default: $cadir/requests
  • requestdir default: $ssldir/certificate_requests

The requestdir is where the agent generates and stores the CSR. It then submits them to the CA master, which stores them in the csrdir, ready for the admin to sign them.

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