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pskctool — Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC) tool


pskctool [OPTIONS]... [FILE]...


pskctool 2.6.2

Manipulate Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC) data.

This tool allows you to parse, print, validate, sign and verify PSKC data.  The input is provided in FILE or on standard input.

-h, --help

Print help and exit

-V, --version

Print version and exit


Fail hard on PSKC parse error  (default=off)

-d, --debug

Show debug mesages on stderr  (default=off)

-q, --quiet

Quiet operation  (default=off)

-v, --verbose

Produce more output  (default=off)

Selecting one of the following modes is required:

Mode: info

-i, --info

Parse and print human readable summary of PSKC input (default=off)

Mode: validate

-e, --validate

Validate PSKC input against XML Schema  (default=off)

Mode: sign

Digitally sign PSKC data


Sign PSKC input  (default=off)


Private key to sign with


X.509 certificate to sign with

Mode: verify

Verify digitally signed PSKC data


Verify signed PSKC input  (default=off)


Trusted X.509 certificate for verification


See <>.


Written by Simon Josefsson.

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August 2016 pskctool (PSKC Toolkit) 2.6.2 User Commands