For tenant it is important to send manifest to the right provider as well as for provider to ensure only owners can access their deployments. Thus each account must create certificate prior deploying workload or starting the provider.

Note In this guide --from is referring to the key main which has been previously created with akash key add. Consider changing to the name of yours.

- name: main
type: local
address: akash1gp3scyd8aye3z8szf3mpqzgsg4csyplcqehxus
pubkey: akashpub1addwnpepq0np6xltudgnau39046qtty3k46gzd482884hqcfxvzpyf2ttnr8ue3hc55
mnemonic: ""
threshold: 0
pubkeys: []

Manage certificates

By default certificate is valid for 365 days from the moment of issuing


Client (aka tenant) certificate

akash tx cert create client --from=main

Provider certificate

It is important for provider to list same domain(s) as hostURI in provider attributes For example if HostURI: the must be listed as one of the domains in the certificate

#akash tx cert create server [list of domains provider is serving on] --from=main
akash tx cert create server --from=main

Locally certificates and it's respective private key are stored in single file in akash home directory. The name of the file is stated as <address>.pem. For example certificate created with key main the file will be named as akash1gp3scyd8aye3z8szf3mpqzgsg4csyplcqehxus.pem

If file already exists user will be prompted to check if certificate already present on chain:

  • certificate is not on chain: user is prompted whether to commit or to leave as is

  • certificate is on chain: user prompted to revoke it or leave as is

To create certificate without being prompted use --rie flag (revoke if exists)

Custom expiration dates

Use following flags to set custom period of validity

  • naf: valid not after. value either number of days with d suffix 364d or RFC3339 formatted timestamp

  • nbf: valid not before. value must be RFC3339 formatted timestamp

Note flags above are valid for both client and server certificates


certificate valid for 180days after issuing

akash tx cert create client --from=main --naf=180d


certificate valid for 180days after date of start

akash tx cert create client --from=main --naf="2022-03-19T18:35:03-04:00" --naf=180d


certificate valid for 365days after date of start

akash tx cert create client --from=main --naf="2022-03-19T18:35:03-04:00"


akash tx cert revoke --from=main
akash tx cert revoke --from=main --serial=<serial #>


To query certificates for particular account

akash query cert list --owner="$(akash keys show main -a)"

To filter by state

akash query cert list --owner="$(akash keys show main -a)" --state=valid
akash query cert list --owner="$(akash keys show main -a)" --state=revoked