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18.2. Storing Certificates in NSS Databases

By default, certmonger uses plaintext files to store the key and the certificate, but these keys and certificates can also be stored in NSS databases. This is done using the -d option to set the security database location and -n to give the certificate nickname which is used for the certificate in the database. These options are used instead of the PEM files given in the -f and -k options.
For example:
# ipa-getcert request -d /export/alias -n ServerCert ...