sxacl-usernewkey man page

sxacl-usernewkey — change (password based) user authentication key


sxacl usernewkey [Options] <username> sx://[profile@]cluster


sxacl usernewkey generates a new user authentication key based on a password or a random data, which automatically replaces the old one. A normal user can change its own key and a cluster administrator can change a key of any user.


-h, --help

Print help and exit


Print help, including hidden options, and exit

-V, --version

Print version and exit

-p, --pass-file=PATH

By default sxacl works in interactive mode and asks for the user password on standard input. With this option it will read the password from the provided file.

-a, --auth-file=FILE

Store authentication key in a given file (instead of printing it).

-g, --generate-key

Automatically generate a new key based on a random data instead of a password.

-b, --batch-mode

Disable additional information and only print the automatically generated authentication key.


By default, the new authentication key is automatically generated. With this option one can force the use of an old key. Only a key that was previously generated for the same username will be accepted.

-c, --config-dir=PATH

Path to the SX configuration directory (default: ~/.sx)

-D, --debug

Enable debug messages.


To change the key of user 'joe' run:
   sxacl usernewkey joe sx://admin@cluster

See Also

sxacl-usergetkey(1), sxacl-userlist(1), sxacl-useradd(1), sxacl-userdel(1), sxinit(1)

Referenced By

sxacl-useradd(1), sxacl-userclone(1), sxacl-userdel(1), sxacl-usergetkey(1), sxacl-userlist(1), sxacl-usermod(1).

November 2014 sxacl 2.3 Skylable SX Manual