ckeygen man page

ckeygen — manipulate public/private keys

Synopsis

ckeygen [-b bits] [-f filename] [-t type] [-C comment] [-N new passphrase] [-P old passphrase] [-l] [-p] [-q] [-y]

Description

The --help prints out a usage message to standard output.

-b, --bits <bits>

Number of bits in the key to create (default: 1024)

-f, --filename <file name>

Filename of the key file.

-t, --type <type>

Type of key (rsa or dsa).

-C, --comment <comment>

Provide a new comment.

-N, --newpass <pass phrase>

Provide new passphrase.

-P, --pass <pass phrase>

Provide old passphrase.

-l, --fingerprint

Show fingerprint of key file.

-p, --changepass

Change passphrase of private key file.

-q, --quiet

Be quiet.

--no-passphrase

Create the key with no passphrase.

-y, --showpub

Read private key file and print public key.

--version

Display version number only.

Description

Manipulate public/private keys in various ways. If no filename is given, a file name will be requested interactively.

Author

Written by Moshe Zadka, based on ckeygen's help messages

Reporting Bugs

To report a bug, visit http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/

See Also

ssh(1), conch(1)

Info

October 2002