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The usage of the CMP client is the following:

ssh-cmpclient command [options] access [name]

Where command is one of the following:

     INITIALIZE psk|racerts keypair template
     ENROLL certs|racerts keypair template
     UPDATE certs [keypair]
     POLL psk|certs|racerts id

     RECOVER psk|certs|racerts template
     REVOKE psk|certs|racerts template
     TUNNEL racerts template

Most commands can accept the following options:
     -B            Perform key backup for subject keys.
     -o prefix     Save result into files with prefix.
     -O filename   Save the result into the specified file. 
                   If there is more than one result file, 
                   the remaining results are rejected.
     -C file       CA certificate from this file.
     -S url        Use this SOCKS server to access the CA.
     -H url        Use this HTTP proxy to access the CA.
     -E            PoP by encryption (CA certificate needed).
     -v num        Protocol version 1|2 of the CA platform. Default is 2.
     -y            Non-interactive mode. All questions answered with 'y'.
     -N file       Specifies a file to stir to the random pool.

The following identifiers are used to specify options:
     psk      -p refnum:key (reference number and pre-shared key)
              -p file (containing refnum:key)
              -i number (iteration count, default 1024)
     certs    -c file (certificate file) -k url (private-key URL) 
     racerts  -R file (RA certificate file) -k url (RA private-key URL)
     keypair  -P url (private-key URL)
     id       -I number (polling ID)
     template -T file (certificate template)
              -s subject-ldap[;type=value]
              -u key-usage-name[;key-usage-name]
              -U extended-key-usage-name[;extended-key-usage-name]
     access   URL where the CA listens for requests.
     name     LDAP name for the issuing CA (if -C is not given).

Key URLs are either valid external key paths or in the format:

The key generation "savetype" can be:
 - ssh2, secsh2, secsh (Secure Shell 2 key type)
 - ssh1, secsh1 (legacy Secure Shell 1 key type)
 - pkcs1 (PKCS #1 format)
 - pkcs8s (passphrase-protected PKCS #8, "shrouded PKCS #8")
 - pkcs8 (plain-text PKCS #8)
 - x509 (SSH-proprietary X.509 library key type)

     -h Prints usage message.
     -F Prints key usage extension and keytype instructions.
     -e Prints command-line examples.

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