bbstored-certs certs-dir command [arguments]


bbstored-certs creates and signs certificates for use in Box Backup. It allows the user to create and sign the server keys, as well as signing client keys.

All commands must be followed by the certs-dir, which is the directory in which the certificates are stored.


There are 3 commands:


Create the certs-dir, and generate the server keys for bbstored. certs-dir cannot exist before running the command.

sign-server servercsrfile

Sign the server certificate. The servercsrfile is the file generated by the init command.

sign clientcsrfile

Sign a client certificate. The clientcsrfile is generated during client setup. See bbackupd-config(8). Send the signed certificate back to the client, and install according to the instructions given by bbackupd-config.


raidfile-config(8) generates the raidfile.conf(5) file.


If you find a bug in Box Backup, and you want to let us know about it, join the mailing list[1], and send a description of the problem there.

To report a bug, give us at least the following information:

\h'-04'•\h'+03'The version of Box Backup you are running

\h'-04'•\h'+03'The platform you are running on (hardware and OS), for both client and server.

\h'-04'•\h'+03'If possible attach your config files (bbstored.conf, bbackupd.conf) to the bug report.

\h'-04'•\h'+03'Also attach any log file output that helps shed light on the problem you are seeing.

\h'-04'•\h'+03'And last but certainly not least, a description of what you are seeing, in as much detail as possible.

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