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convauth(8)							  convauth(8)



NAME

  convauth - convert security authorization databases into database format

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/tcb/bin/convauth	[-O] [-d dblist] [-q] [-r] [-u uid] [-v] [-H]

FLAGS

  -d dblist
       Specifies which databases to convert.  Choose one or more of the
       letters d, f, p,	t, or v.

	 d  -  /etc/auth/system/default	to /etc/auth/system/default.db

	 f  -  /etc/auth/system/files to /etc/auth/system/files.db

	 p  -  /tcb/files/auth/?/* to /tcb/files/auth.db and
       /var/tcb/files/auth.db

	 t  -  /etc/auth/system/ttys to	/etc/auth/system/ttys.db

	 v  -  /etc/auth/system/devassign to /etc/auth/system/devassign.db

       If no -d	option is given, the default database list is as though	-d pt
       were specified.

  -q   Suppresses non-error output.

  -r   Keeps all migrated user-profile entries in /tcb/files/auth.db rather
       than /var/tcb/files/auth.db.

  -u uid
       Specifies the minimum general user UID.	User-profile entries with
       uids lower than this value (default 100)	are written to the
       /tcb/files/auth.db file,	and profile entries with UIDs greater than or
       equal to	this value are written to the /var/tcb/files/auth.db file.

  -v   Gives more verbose messages.

  -O   Reverts from *.db files to old-style databases.	Not allowed for
       auth.db.

  -H   Prints a	help messages and exits	with no	further	processing.

DESCRIPTION

  The convauth utility is used to convert existing ASCII system	authorization
  database files to database format for	faster access and updates.  In the
  case of the ttys and user-profile data, this greatly improves	the perfor-
  mance	of login when using enhanced security.

  The convauth utility is executed by update installation scripts.

EXAMPLES

  The default conversion done to convert the user profiles and terminals
  information:

       # convauth

  The same conversion explicitly showing the default databases and general
  user UID assumptions:

       # convauth -d tp	-u 100

  Conversion of	only the device	assignment data:

       # convauth -d v

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Commands: convuser(8), edauth(8), authck(8)

  Files: authcap(4), prpasswd(4), ttys(4), default(4), devassign(4), files(4)

  Security