Your company here ā€” click to reach over 10,000 unique daily visitors

tsig-keygen - Man Page

TSIG key generation tool


tsig-keygen [-a algorithm] [-h] [name]


tsig-keygen is an utility that generates keys for use with TSIG (Transaction Signatures) as defined in RFC 2845. The resulting keys can be used, for example, to secure dynamic DNS updates to a zone, or for the rndc command channel.

A domain name can be specified on the command line to be used as the name of the generated key. If no name is specified, the default is tsig-key.


-a algorithm

This option specifies the algorithm to use for the TSIG key. Available choices are: hmac-md5, hmac-sha1, hmac-sha224, hmac-sha256, hmac-sha384, and hmac-sha512. The default is hmac-sha256. Options are case-insensitive, and the "hmac-" prefix may be omitted.


This option prints a short summary of options and arguments.

See Also

nsupdate(1), named.conf(5), named(8), BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.


Internet Systems Consortium

Referenced By

knsupdate(1), named.conf(5), nsupdate(1).

9.18.26 BIND 9