The bos addkey command constructs a server encryption key from the text
string provided, assigns it the key version number specified with the
-kvno argument, and adds it to the /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file on the
machine specified with the -server argument. Be sure to use the kas
setpassword or kas setkey command to add the same key to the "afs"
entry in the Authentication Database.
Do not use the -key argument, which echoes the password string visibly
on the screen. If the argument is omitted, the BOS Server prompts for the
string and does not echo it visibly:
Retype input key:
The BOS Server prohibits reuse of any key version number already listed in
the /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. This ensures that users who still have
tickets sealed with the current key are not prevented from communicating
with a server process because the current key is overwritten with a new
key. Use the bos listkeys command to display the key version numbers in
the /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine on which to change the
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. Identify the machine by IP address or its
host name (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For
details, see bos(8).
In cells that use the Update Server to distribute the contents of the
/etc/openafs/server directory, it is conventional to specify only the system
control machine as a value for the -server argument. Otherwise, repeat
the command for each file server machine. For further discussion, see
Specifies a character string just like a password; the BOS Server calls a
DES conversion function to encode it into a form appropriate for use as an
encryption key. Omit this argument to have the BOS Server prompt for the
-kvno <key version number>
Defines the new key's key version number. It must be an integer in the
range from 0 (zero) through 255. For the sake of simplicity, use
the number one higher than the current highest key version number; use the
bos listkeys command to display key version numbers.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument
with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not combine
this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter presents the
ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this
flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
If the strings typed at the "Input key" and "Retype input key" prompts
do not match, the following message appears, and the command exits without
adding a new key:
Input key mismatch
The following command adds a new server encryption key with key version
number 14 to the KeyFile file kept on the machine "fs1.abc.com" (the
system control machine). The issuer omits the -key argument, as
recommended, and provides the password at the prompts.
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a server
machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is
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