8.13. Registering Custom Mapper and Publisher Plug-in Modules

New mapper or publisher plug-in modules can be registered in a Certificate Manager's publishing framework. Unwanted mapper or publisher plug-in modules can be deleted. Before deleting a module, delete all the rules that are based on this module.
  1. Create the custom job class. For this example, the custom publisher plug-in is called MyPublisher.java.
  2. Compile the new class.
    javac -d . -classpath $CLASSPATH MyPublisher.java
  3. Create a directory in the CA's WEB-INF web directory to hold the custom classes, so that the CA can access them.
    mkdir /var/lib/pki/instance_name/ca/webapps/ca/WEB-INF/classes
  4. Copy the new plug-in files into the new classes directory, and set the owner to the Certificate System system user (pkiuser).
    cp -pr com /var/lib/pki/instance_name/ca/webapps/ca/WEB-INF/classes
    chown -R pkiuser:pkiuser /var/lib/pki/instance_name/ca/webapps/ca/WEB-INF/classes
  5. Register the plug-in.
    1. Log into the Certificate Manager Console.
      pkiconsole https://server.example.com:8443/ca
    2. In the Configuration tab, select Certificate Manager from the navigation tree on the left. Select Publishing.
    3. To register a mapper module, select Mappers, and then select the Mapper Plugin Registration tab.
      To register a publisher module, select Publishers, and then select the Publisher Plug-in Registration tab.
    4. To register a plug-in, click Register.
    5. Set the plug-in name and plug-in class name. The class name is, the path to the implementing Java class. If this class is part of a package, include the package name. For example, to register a class named customMapper in a package named com.customplugins, the name is com.customplugins.customMapper.