NEWKEY(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual NEWKEY(8)
newkey — create a new key in the publickey database
newkey −h hostname
newkey −u username
The newkey utility is normally run by the network administrator on the Network Interface Service ( NIS ) master machine in order to establish public keys for users and super-users on the network. These keys are needed for using secure RPC or secure NFS .
The newkey utility will prompt for the login password of the given username and then create a new public/secret key pair in /etc/publickey encrypted with the login password of the given user.
Use of this program is not required: users may create their own keys using chkey(1).
Create a new public key for the super-user at the given hostname. Prompts for the root password of the given hostname.
Create a new public key for the given username. Prompts for the NIS password of the given username.
chkey(1), keylogin(1), publickey(5), keyserv(8)
The Network Information Service ( NIS ) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages ( YP ). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed.
MidnightBSD 0.3 October 12, 1987 MidnightBSD 0.3