The bos removekey command removes each specified encryption key from
the /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file on the machine named by the -server
argument. Use the -kvno argument to identify each key by its key
version number; use the bos listkeys command to display the key version
Before removing a obsolete key, verify that the cell's maximum ticket
lifetime has passed since the current key was defined using the kas
setpassword and bos addkey commands. This ensures that no clients
still possess tickets encrypted with the obsolete key.
-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
-kvno <key version number>+
Specifies the key version number of each key to remove.
-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
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
The following command removes the keys with key version numbers 5 and 6
from the KeyFile file on the system control machine "fs1.abc.com".
% bos removekey -server fs1.abc.com -kvno 5 6
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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