pkcs11-keygen man page

pkcs11-keygen — generate keys on a PKCS#11 device

Synopsis

pkcs11-keygen {-a algorithm} [-b keysize] [-e] [-i id] [-m module] [-P] [-p PIN] [-q] [-S] [-s slot] {label}

Description

pkcs11-keygen causes a PKCS#11 device to generate a new key pair with the given label (which must be unique) and with keysize bits of prime.

Arguments

-a algorithm

Specify the key algorithm class: Supported classes are RSA, DSA, DH, and ECC. In addition to these strings, the algorithm can be specified as a DNSSEC signing algorithm that will be used with this key; for example, NSEC3RSASHA1 maps to RSA, and ECDSAP256SHA256 maps to ECC. The default class is "RSA".

-b keysize

Create the key pair with keysize bits of prime. For ECC keys, the only valid values are 256 and 384, and the default is 256.

-e

For RSA keys only, use a large exponent.

-i id

Create key objects with id. The id is either an unsigned short 2 byte or an unsigned long 4 byte number.

-m module

Specify the PKCS#11 provider module. This must be the full path to a shared library object implementing the PKCS#11 API for the device.

-P

Set the new private key to be non-sensitive and extractable. The allows the private key data to be read from the PKCS#11 device. The default is for private keys to be sensitive and non-extractable.

-p PIN

Specify the PIN for the device. If no PIN is provided on the command line, pkcs11-keygen will prompt for it.

-q

Quiet mode: suppress unnecessary output.

-S

For Diffie-Hellman (DH) keys only, use a special prime of 768, 1024 or 1536 bit size and base (aka generator) 2. If not specified, bit size will default to 1024.

-s slot

Open the session with the given PKCS#11 slot. The default is slot 0.

See Also

pkcs11-destroy(8), pkcs11-list(8), pkcs11-tokens(8), dnssec-keyfromlabel(8)

Author

Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

Referenced By

pkcs11-destroy(8), pkcs11-list(8), pkcs11-tokens(8).

2014-01-15 ISC BIND9