step ca bootstrap – initialize the environment to use the CA commands
step ca bootstrap [–ca-url=
step ca bootstrap downloads the root certificate from the certificate authority and sets up the current environment to use it.
Bootstrap will store the root certificate in
create a configuration file in
$STEPPATH/configs/defaults.json with the CA
url, the root certificate location and its fingerprint.
After the bootstrap, ca commands do not need to specify the flags –ca-url, –root or –fingerprint if we want to use the same environment.
URIof the targeted Step Certificate Authority.
- -f, –force
- Force the overwrite of files without asking.
fingerprintof the targeted root certificate.
- Install the root certificate into the system truststore.