NEWKEY(8) System Manager's Manual NEWKEY(8)
newkey - create a new key in the publickey database
newkey -h hostname
newkey -u username
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
-h hostname Create a new public key for the super-user at the given
hostname. Prompts for the root password of the given host-
-u username Create a new public key for the given username. Prompts
for the NIS password of the given username.
chkey(1), keylogin(1), publickey(5), keyserv(8C)
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)