MAKEKEY(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual MAKEKEY(8)

NAME

makekey — make encrypted keys or passwords

SYNOPSIS

makekey

DESCRIPTION

The makekey utility has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release of FreeBSD.

The makekey utility encrypts a key and salt which it reads from the standard input and writes the result to the standard output. The key is expected to be eight bytes; the salt is expected to be two bytes. See crypt(3) for more information on what characters the key and salt can contain and how the encrypted value is calculated.

SEE ALSO

login(1), openssl(1), crypt(3)

HISTORY

A makekey utility appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

MidnightBSD 0.3 October 8, 2003 MidnightBSD 0.3