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 newkey(1M)							  newkey(1M)




 NAME
      newkey - create a new Diffie-Hellman key pair in the publickey
      database

 SYNOPSIS
      newkey -h hostname [ -s nisplus|nis|files ]

      newkey -u username [ -s nisplus|nis|files ]

 DESCRIPTION
      newkey establishes new public keys for users and machines on the
      network.	These keys are needed when using secure RPC or secure NFS
      service.

      newkey prompts for a password for the given username or hostname and
      then creates a new public/secret Diffie-Hellman 192 bit key pair for
      the user or host.	 The secret key is encrypted with the given
      password.	 The key pair can be stored in the /etc/publickey file, the
      NIS publickey map, or the NIS+ cred.org_dir table.

      newkey consults the publickey entry in the name service switch
      configuration file (see nsswitch.conf(4)) to determine which naming
      service is used to store the secure RPC keys.  If the publickey entry
      specifies a unique name service, newkey will add the key in the
      specified name service.  However, if there are multiple name services
      listed, newkey cannot decide which source to update and will display
      an error message.	 The user is required to specify the source
      explicitly with the -s option.

      In the case of NIS, newkey should be run by the superuser on the
      master NIS server for that domain.  In the case of NIS+, newkey should
      be run by the superuser on a machine which has permission to update
      the cred.org_dir table of the new user/host domain.

      In the case of NIS+, nisaddcred(1M) should be used to add new keys.

    Options
	   -h hostname	  Create a new public/secret key pair for the
			  privileged user at the given hostname.  Prompts
			  for a password for the given hostname.

	   -u username	  Create a new public/secret key pair for the given
			  username.  Prompts for a password for the given
			  username.

	   -s nisplus
	   -s nis
	   -s files	  Update the database in the specified source:
			  nisplus (for NIS+), nis (for NIS), or files.
			  Other sources may be available in the future.




 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 newkey(1M)							  newkey(1M)




 AUTHOR
      newkey was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO
      chkey(1), keylogin(1), nisaddcred(1M), nisclient(1M),
      nsswitch.conf(4), publickey(4).
















































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000