Manual page for keylogin(1)
keylogin - decrypt and store secret key with keyserv
command prompts for a password, and uses it to decrypt
the user's secret key. The key may be found in the
map ``publickey.byname'' or the
table ``cred.org_dir'' in the user's home domain.
The sources and their lookup order
are specified in the
Once decrypted, the user's secret key is stored by the local
key server process,
This stored key is used when issuing requests to any secure RPC services,
can be used to delete the key stored by
will fail if it cannot get the caller's key, or the password
given is incorrect. For a new user or host, a new key can be added using
This file holds the unencrypted secret key of the super-user.
Only the super-user may use this option.
It is used so that processes running as super-user can issue
authenticated requests without requiring that the administrator explicitly run
as super-user at system startup time (see
option should be used by the administrator when the host's entry in the
publickey database has changed, and the
file has become out-of-date with
respect to the actual key pair stored in the publickey database.
The permissions on the
file are such that it may be read and written by the
super-user but by no other user on the system.
super-user's secret key
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97