How To Install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cfssl-scan as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install golang-cfssl
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install golang-cfssl

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is cfssl-scan and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install cfssl-scan using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install golang-cfssl

Install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8 using yum

Because cfssl-scan is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install cfssl-scan package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install golang-cfssl

How to upgrade (update) a single package cfssl-scan using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like cfssl-scan in this example you should use the following command:

yum update golang-cfssl

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade golang-cfssl

How to Upgrade cfssl-scan on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update golang-cfssl

How To remove cfssl-scan from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the cfssl-scan package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove golang-cfssl

Extra info and code examples

CFSSL is CloudFlare's PKI/TLS swiss army knife. It is both a command line tool and an HTTP API server for signing, verifying, and bundling TLS certificates. CFSSL can be used to build custom TLS PKI tools as well as create and manipulate traditional certificate structures using code or on the command line. This package contains the command line executables.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install cfssl-scan using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the cfssl-scan from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install cfssl-scan on Kali Linux

How To Install cfssl-scan on CentOS 8

How To Install cfssl-scan on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cfssl-scan on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cfssl-scan on Debian 11

How To Install cfssl-scan on Fedora 34

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