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  1. EJBCA
  2. ECA-4298

Probably wrong description of parameters in help for importcacert command

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: EJBCA 6.3.2
    • Fix Version/s: EJBCA 6.4.0
    • Component/s: CLI
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    • Issue discovered during:
      Integration

      Description

      Description of parameters (via --help option) for the "ca importcertdir" command looks to be awfully incorrect. I can identify at least the following suspicious descriptions:

      • --caname
      • -f
      • -initauthorization

      In particular, for these entries the help text is as follows:

      ---%---
      --caname <CA_NAME> (Switch is not required)
      If no caname is given, CRLs will be created for all the CAs where it is
      neccessary.

      -f <FILE_NAME> (Switch is not required)
      Use if you are importing an initial administration CA, and this will be the
      first CA in your system. Only used during installation when there is no local
      AdminCA on the EJBCA instance, but an external CA is used for administration.

      -initauthorization
      Use DER encoding. Default is PEM encoding.
      ---%---

      Now, granted, perhaps the above options actually do what they state, but in that case this would be a terrible usability bug.

      Additional notes:
      I've set the priority to critical since if this bug is valid and someone wants to import an existing CA they will be super confused.

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            Assignee:
            mikek Mike Agrenius Kushner
            Reporter:
            branko Branko Majic (Inactive)
            Verified by:
            Johan Eklund
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