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NEWKEY(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  NEWKEY(8)



NAME
       newkey - create a new key in the publickey database

SYNOPSIS
       newkey -h hostname
       newkey -u username

DESCRIPTION
       newkey  is  normally  run  by  the network administrator on the Network
       Information Service (NIS) master machine in order to  establish  public
       keys  for  users and super-users on the network.  These keys are needed
       for using secure RPC or secure NFS.

       newkey will prompt for the login password of  the  given  username  and
       then  create  a  new public/secret key pair in /etc/publickey encrypted
       with the login password of the given user.

       Use of this program is not required: users may create  their  own  keys
       using chkey(1).

OPTIONS
       -h hostname Create  a  new  public  key for the super-user at the given
                   hostname.  Prompts for the root password of the given host-
                   name.

       -u username Create  a  new  public key for the given username.  Prompts
                   for the NIS password of the given username.

SEE ALSO
       chkey(1), keylogin(1), publickey(5), keyserv(8C)

NOTES
       The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun  Yellow
       Pages  (YP).   The  functionality of the two remains the same; only the
       name has changed.



                                12 October 1987                      NEWKEY(8)