publickey - public key database
/etc/publickey is a local public key database that is used for secure
RPC. The /etc/publickey file can be used in conjunction with or
instead of other publickey databases, including the NIS publickey map
and the NIS+ publickey map. Each entry in the database consists of a
network user name (which may refer to either a user or a hostname),
followed by the user's public key (in hex notation), a colon, and then
the user's secret key encrypted with a password (also in hex
The /etc/publickey file contains a default entry for nobody.
publickey was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
chkey(1), newkey(1M), getpublickey(3N), nsswitch.conf(4).
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000