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Variable Types

(See Variable Interpolation for introduction.)

Currently CLI supports certificate, password, rsa, and ssh types whose supported generation options are detailed below. The Director (connected to a config server, typically credhub) may support additional types known by the config server. Please refer to Credhub documentation for full details over credhub supported credentials types and their associated available generation options.

Note that <value> indicates value obtained via ((var)) variable syntax.


Password

[String]: Password value. When generated defaults to 20 chars (from a-z0-9).


Certificate

[Hash]: Certificate.

  • ca [String]: Certificate's CA (PEM encoded).
  • certificate [String]: Certificate (PEM encoded).
  • private_key [String]: Private key (PEM encoded).

Generation options:

  • common_name [String, required]: Common name. Example: foo.com.
  • alternative_names [Array, options]: Subject alternative names. Example: ["foo.com", "*.foo.com"].
  • is_ca [Boolean, required]: Indicates whether this is a CA certificate (root or intermediate). Defaults to false.
  • ca [String, optional]: Specifies name of a CA certificate to use for making this certificate. Can be specified in conjuction with is_ca to produce an intermediate certificate.
  • extended_key_usage [Array, optional]: List of extended key usage. Possible values: client_auth and/or server_auth. Default: empty. Example: [client_auth].

Example:

- name: bosh_ca
  type: certificate
  options:
    is_ca: true
    common_name: bosh
- name: mbus_bootstrap_ssl
  type: certificate
  options:
    ca: bosh_ca
    common_name: ((internal_ip))
    alternative_names: [((internal_ip))]

Example of certificates used for mutual TLS:

variables:
- name: cockroachdb_ca
  type: certificate
  options:
    is_ca: true
    common_name: cockroachdb
- name: cockroachdb_server_ssl
  type: certificate
  options:
    ca: cockroachdb_ca
    common_name: node
    alternative_names: ["*.cockroachdb.default.cockroachdb.bosh"]
    extended_key_usage:
    - server_auth
    - client_auth
- name: cockroachdb_user_root
  type: certificate
  options:
    ca: cockroachdb_ca
    common_name: root
    extended_key_usage:
    - client_auth
- name: cockroachdb_user_test
  type: certificate
  options:
    ca: cockroachdb_ca
    common_name: test
    extended_key_usage:
    - client_auth

RSA

[Hash]: RSA key. When generated defaults to 2048 bits.

  • private_key [String]: Private key (PEM encoded).
  • public_key [String]: Public key (PEM encoded).

SSH

[Hash]: SSH key. When generated defaults to RSA 2048 bits.

  • private_key [String]: Private key (PEM encoded).
  • public_key [String]: Public key (OpenSSH format, "ssh-rsa ...").
  • public_key_fingerprint [String]: Public key's MD5 fingerprint. Example: c3:ae:51:ec:cb:a8:09:ac:43:fd:84:dd:11:dd:fe:c7.