step is an easy-to-use CLI tool for building, operating, and automating Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems and workflows.
step acts as front-end interface to
step-ca, an online X.509 and SSH Certificate Authority (CA).
step is also a general-purpose PKI toolkit: You can use it to run a minimalist, offline X.509 CA and to perform other basic crypto operations.
If you'd like to use
step-ca, head over to the
step-ca documentation for command usage information and examples.
step has plenty of features that make crypto easier for the casual user.
Here's a few common uses of the
step command that don't require