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DIRMNGR-CLIENT(1)	       GNU Privacy Guard	     DIRMNGR-CLIENT(1)

       dirmngr-client - CRL and OCSP daemon

       dirmngr-client [options] [certfile|pattern]

       The  dirmngr-client  is	a simple tool to contact a running dirmngr and
       test whether a certificate has been revoked --- either by being	listed
       in  the corresponding CRL or by running the OCSP protocol.  If no dirm‐
       ngr is running, a new instances will be started but this is in  general
       not a good idea due to the huge performance overhead.

       The usual way to run this tool is either:

	 dirmngr-client acert


	 dirmngr-client <acert

       Where  acert  is	 one  DER  encoded  (binary)  X.509 certificates to be

       dirmngr-client returns these values:

       0      The certificate under question is valid; i.e. there is  a	 valid
	      CRL  available  and  it  is not listed tehre or teh OCSP request
	      returned that that certificate is valid.

       1      The certificate has been revoked

       2 (and other values)
	      There was a problem checking the revocation state	 of  the  cer‐
	      tificate.	  A message to stderr has given more detailed informa‐
	      tion.  Most likely this is due to a missing or  expired  CRL  or
	      due to a network problem.

       dirmngr-client may be called with the following options:

	      Print  the program version and licensing information.  Note that
	      you cannot abbreviate this command.

       --help, -h
	      Print a usage message summarizing the most  useful  command-line
	      options.	Note that you cannot abbreviate this command.

       --quiet, -q
	      Make  the	 output	 extra	brief by suppressing any informational


	      Outputs additional information while running.  You can  increase
	      the  verbosity  by  giving  several verbose commands to dirmngr,
	      such as '-vv'.

       --pem  Assume that the given certificate is in PEM (armored) format.

       --ocsp Do the check using the OCSP protocol and ignore any CRLs.

	      When checking using the OCSP  protocl,  force  the  use  of  the
	      default  OCSP  responder.	  That	is  not to use the Reponder as
	      given by the certificate.

       --ping Check whether the dirmngr daemon is up and running.

	      Put the given certificate into the cache of a  running  dirmngr.
	      This is mainly useful for debugging.

	      Validate	the given certificate using dirmngr's internal valida‐
	      tion code.  This is mainly useful for debugging.

	      This command expects a list of filenames with  DER  encoded  CRL
	      files.   With  the  option  --url	 URLs are expected in place of
	      filenames and they are loaded directly from the given  location.
	      All CRLs will be validated and then loaded into dirmngr's cache.

	      Take the remaining arguments and run a lookup command on each of
	      them.  The results are Base-64 encoded outputs  (without	header
	      lines).	This  may  be  used  to	 retrieve  certificates from a
	      server. However the output format is not	very  well  suited  if
	      more than one certificate is returned.


       -u     Modify the lookup and load-crl commands to take an URL.


       -l     Let the lookup command only search the local cache.

	      Run  dirmngr-client  in  a mode suitable as a helper program for
	      Squid's external_acl_type option.

       dirmngr(1), gpgsm(1)

       The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If  dirmngr  and	 the info program are properly installed at your site,
       the command

	 info dirmngr

       should give you access to the complete manual including a  menu	struc‐
       ture and an index.

Dirmngr 1.1.1			  2013-12-16		     DIRMNGR-CLIENT(1)

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