I am kind of a noob so please forgive any mistake in explaining my question/confusion.
Currently I am stuck with what to do with the PEM-formatted certificate that is returned.
Given that letsencrypt returns
cert.pem, chain.pem, fullchain.pem, and privkey.pem I think that I am supposed to perform some actions on the returnedPEM-formatted certificate in order to get the expected values - expect
privkey.pem which I think is the private_key used to sign the certificate request. Are my assumptions correct?
I ask because:
- although acme-client has a very simple API, from my reading of the codebase, it appears that it does not make any assumptions about certificate/key storage
- I am having a hard time finding a straightforward explanation of how
cert.pem, chain.pem, fullchain.pem, and privkey.pemare generated.
I would appreciate any explanation on how PEM-formatted certificate that is returned is related/used to generate
cert.pem, chain.pem, fullchain.pem, and privkey.pem