Creates an alias from a key/certificate pair. The structure of the request is controlled by the format query parameter: - keycertfile - Separate PEM-encoded key and certificate files are uploaded. Set Content-Type: multipart/form-data and include the keyFile, certFile, and password (if keys are encrypted) fields in the request body. If uploading to a truststore, omit keyFile. - pkcs12 - A PKCS12 file is uploaded. Set Content-Type: multipart/form-data, provide the file in the file field, and include the password field if the file is encrypted in the request body. - selfsignedcert - A new private key and certificate are generated. Set Content-Type: application/json and include CertificateGenerationSpec in the request body.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: apigee1 --scope <scope> organizations environments-keystores-aliases-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <parent> (string)
    • Required. Name of the keystore. Use the following format in your request: organizations/{org}/environments/{env}/keystores/{keystore}.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  content-type: string
  data: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . content-type=amet.
    • The HTTP Content-Type header value specifying the content type of the body.
  • data=ipsum
    • The HTTP request/response body as raw binary.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p -password=string

    • DEPRECATED: For improved security, specify the password in the request body instead of using the query parameter. To specify the password in the request body, set Content-type: multipart/form-data part with name password. Password for the private key file, if required.
  • -p alias=string

    • Alias for the key/certificate pair. Values must match the regular expression [\w\s-.]{1,255}. This must be provided for all formats except selfsignedcert; self-signed certs may specify the alias in either this parameter or the JSON body.
  • -p format=string

    • Required. Format of the data. Valid values include: selfsignedcert, keycertfile, or pkcs12
  • -p ignore-expiry-validation=boolean

    • Flag that specifies whether to ignore expiry validation. If set to true, no expiry validation will be performed.
  • -p ignore-newline-validation=boolean

    • Flag that specifies whether to ignore newline validation. If set to true, no error is thrown when the file contains a certificate chain with no newline between each certificate. Defaults to false.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").