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NAME
skeyinit -- change password or add user to S/Key authentication system
SYNOPSIS
skeyinit [-sxz] [-k passphrase] [-n count] [-p password] [-t hash] [user]
DESCRIPTION
skeyinit initializes the system so you can use S/Key one-time passwords to login. The program will ask you to enter a secret pass phrase; enter a phrase of several words in response. After the S/Key database has been updated you can login using either your regular password or using S/Key one-time passwords. skeyinit requires you to type a secret password, so it should be used only on a secure terminal. The following options are available: -k passphrase Use pass phrase passphrase instead of asking for one to be entered. -n count Start the skey(1) sequence at count (default is 100). -p password Use password password instead of asking for one to be entered. -s Allows the user to set the seed and count for complete control of the parameters. To do this run skeyinit in one window and put in your count and seed; then run skey(1) in another window to gener- ate the correct 6 english words for that count and seed. You can then ``cut-and-paste'' or type the words into the skeyinit win- dow. -t hash Selects the hash algorithm to use. Available choices are md4 (the default), md5, or sha1. -x Displays one-time password in hexadecimal instead of ASCII. -z Allows the user to zero their S/Key entry. user The username to be changed/added. By default the current user is operated on, only root may change other user's entries.
FILES
/etc/skeykeys database of information for the S/Key system.
SEE ALSO
skey(1), skeyaudit(1), skeyinfo(1)
AUTHORS
Phil Karn Neil M. Haller John S. Walden Scott Chasin NetBSD 9.0 September 19, 2005 NetBSD 9.0
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