SKEYINIT(1)             NetBSD General Commands Manual             SKEYINIT(1)

     skeyinit -- change password or add user to S/Key authentication system

     skeyinit [-sxz] [-k passphrase] [-n count] [-p password] [-t hash] [user]

     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

     -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-

     -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.

     /etc/skeykeys  database of information for the S/Key system.

     skey(1), skeyaudit(1), skeyinfo(1)

     Phil Karn
     Neil M. Haller
     John S. Walden
     Scott Chasin

NetBSD 8.0                    September 19, 2005                    NetBSD 8.0

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