PUBLICKEY(5) Standards, Environments, and Macros PUBLICKEY(5)


publickey - public key database




/etc/publickey is a local public key database that is used for secure
RPC. The /etc/publickey file can be used in conjunction with or instead
of other publickey databases, including the NIS publickey map. Each
entry in the database consists of a network user name (which may refer to
either a user or a hostname), followed by the user's public key (in hex
notation), a colon, and then the user's secret key encrypted with a
password (also in hex notation).

The /etc/publickey file contains a default entry for nobody.


chkey(1), getpublickey(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(5), newkey(8)

February 25, 2017 PUBLICKEY(5)