signset-editor man page
signset-editor — DNSSEC-Tools Signing Set GUI Editor
signset-editor provides the capability for easy management of signing sets in a GUI. A signing set contains zero or more names of key keyrecs. These sets are used by other DNSSEC-Tools utilities for signing zones. The signing sets found in the given keyrec file are displayed in a new window. New signing sets may be created and existing signing sets may be modified or deleted from signset-editor.
signset-editor has two display modes. The Signing Set Display shows the names of all the set keyrecs in the given keyrec file. The Keyrec Display shows the names of all the key keyrecs in the given keyrec file. signset-editor starts in Signing Set Display mode, but the mode can be toggled back and forth as needed.
An additional toggle controls the display of additional data. If the Extended Data toggle is turned on, then the Signing Set Display shows the names of the key keyrecs in each signing set and the Keyrec Display shows the names of each signing set each key keyrec is in. If the Extended Data toggle is turned off, then the Signing Set Display only shows the names of the set keyrecs and the Keyrec Display only shows the names key keyrecs.
signset-editor has a small number of commands. These commands are all available through the menus, and most have a keyboard accelerator. The commands are described in the next section.
Management of signing sets may be handled using a normal text editor. However, signset-editor provides a nice GUI that only manipulates signing sets without the potential visual clutter of the rest of the keyrec entries.
signset-editor has the ability to reverse modifications it has made to a keyrec file. This historical restoration will only work for modifications made during a particular execution of signset-editor; modifications made during a previous execution may not be undone.
When undoing modifications, signset-editor does not necessarily restore name-ordering within a keyrec's signing_set field. However, the signing-set data are maintained. This means that an "undone" keyrec file may not be exactly the same, byte-for-byte, as the original file, but the proper meaning of the data is kept.
After a "Save" operation, the data required for reversing modifications are deleted. This is not the case for the "Save As" operation.
signset-editor takes the following options:
Displays the version information for signset-editor and the DNSSEC-Tools package.
Displays a usage message.
signset-editor provides the following commands, organized by menus:
- Open (File menu)
Open a new keyrec file. If the specified file does not exist, the user will be prompted for the action to take. If the user chooses the "Continue" action, then signset-editor will continue editing the current keyrec file. If the "Quit" action is selected, then signset-editor will exit.
- Save (File menu)
Save the current keyrec file. The data for the "Undo Changes" command are purged, so this file will appear to be unmodified.
Nothing will happen if no changes have been made.
- Save As (File menu)
Save the current keyrec file to a name selected by the user.
- Quit (File menu)
- Undo Changes (Edit menu)
Reverse modifications made to the signing sets and keyrecs. This is only for the in-memory version of the keyrec file.
- New Signing Set (Commands menu)
Create a new signing set. The user is given the option of adding key keyrecs to the new set.
This command is available from both viewing modes.
- Delete Signing Set/Key (Commands menu)
Delete the selected signing set or key.
This command is available from both viewing modes. If used from the Signing Set Display mode, then all the keys in the selected signing set will be removed from that set. If used from the Keyrec Display mode, then the selected key will no longer be part of any signing set.
- Modify Signing Set/Key (Commands menu)
Modify the selected signing set or key.
This command is available from both viewing modes. If used from the Signing Set Display mode, then the selected signing set may be modified by adding keys to that set or deleting them from that set. If used from the Keyrec Display mode, then the selected key may be added to or deleted from any of the defined signing sets.
- View Signing Sets (Display menu)
The main window will display the keyrec file's signing sets. If Extended Data are to be displayed, then each key keyrec in the signing set will also be shown. If Extended data are not to be displayed, then only the signing set names will be shown.
This command is a toggle that switches between View Signing Sets mode and View Keyrecs mode.
- View Keyrecs (Display menu)
The main window will display the names of the keyrec file's key keyrecs. If Extended Data are to be displayed, then the name of each signing set of the keyrec will also be shown. If Extended data are not to be shown, then only the keyrec names will be displayed.
This command is a toggle that switches between View Keyrecs mode and View Signing Sets mode.
- Display Extended Data (Display menu)
Additional data will be shown in the main window. For Signing Sets Display mode, the names of the signing set and their constituent key keyrecs will be displayed. For Keyrec Display mode, the names of the key keyrecs and the Signing Sets it is in will be displayed.
This command is a toggle that switches between Extended Data display and No Extended Data display.
- Do Not Display Extended Data (Display menu)
No additional data will be shown in the main window. For Signing Sets Display mode, only the names of the Signing Sets will be displayed. For Keyrec Display mode, only the names of the keyrecs will be displayed.
This command is a toggle that switches between No Extended Data display and Extended Data display.
- Help (Help menu)
Display a help window.
Below are the keyboard accelerators for the signset-editor commands:
Ctrl-D Delete Signing Set Ctrl-E Display Extended Data / Do Not Display Extended Data Ctrl-H Help Ctrl-M Modify Signing Set Ctrl-N New Signing Set Ctrl-O Open Ctrl-Q Quit Ctrl-S Save Ctrl-U Undo Changes Ctrl-V View Signing Sets / View Keyrecs Ctrl-W Close Window (New Signing Set, Modify Signing Set, Help)
These accelerators are all lowercase letters.
signset-editor is implemented in Perl/Tk, so both Perl and Perl/Tk must be installed on your system.
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cleankrf(8), fixkrf(8), genkrf(8), krfcheck(8), lskrf(1), zonesigner(8)