step CLI

Introduction to step

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 Certificate Manager and step-ca, an online X.509 and SSH Certificate Authority (CA). step is also a standalone, general-purpose PKI toolkit: You can use it for many common crypto and X.509 operations.

Using step with step-ca

If you'd like to use step with step-ca, head over to the step-ca documentation for command usage information and examples.

Examples that don't require step-ca

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 step-ca:

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