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TWADMIN

TWADMIN

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 1 July 2000
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NAME

twadmin - Tripwire administrative and utility tool  

SYNOPSIS

twadmin { -m F | --create-cfgfile } options...

      configfile.txt
twadmin { -m f | --print-cfgfile } [ options... ]
twadmin { -m P | --create-polfile } [ options... ]

      policyfile.txt
twadmin { -m p | --print-polfile } [ options... ]
twadmin { -m R | --remove-encryption } [ options... ]

      file1 [ file2... ]
twadmin { -m E | --encrypt } [ options... ]

      file1 [ file2... ]
twadmin { -m e | --examine } [ options... ]

      file1 [ file2... ]
twadmin { -m G | --generate-keys } options...
twadmin { -m C | --change-passphrases } options...
 

DESCRIPTION

The twadmin utility is used to perform certain administrative functions related to Tripwire files and configuration options. Specifically, twadmin allows encoding, decoding, signing, and verification of Tripwire files, and provides a means to generate and change local and site keys.  

Creating a configuration file (--create-cfgfile)

This command mode designates an existing text file as the new configuration file for Tripwire. The plain text configuration file must be specified on the command line. Using the site key, the new configuration file is encoded and saved.  

Printing a configuration file (--print-cfgfile)

This command mode prints the specified encoded and signed configuration file in clear-text form to standard output.  

Replacing a policy file (--create-polfile)

This command mode designates an existing text file as the new policy file for Tripwire. The plain text policy file must be specified on the command line. Using the site key, the new policy file is encoded and saved.  

Printing a policy file (--print-polfile)

This command mode prints the specified encoded and signed policy file in clear-text form to standard output.  

Removing encryption from a file (--remove-encryption)

This command mode allows the user to remove signing from signed configuration, policy, database, or report files. Multiple files may be specified on the command line. The user will need to enter the appropriate local or site keyfile, or both if a combination of files is to be verified. Even with the cryptographic signing removed, these files will be in a binary encoded (non-human-readable) form.  

Encrypting a file (--encrypt)

This command mode allows the user to sign configuration, policy, database files, or reports. Multiple files may be specified on the command line. The files will be signed using either the site or local key, as appropriate for the type of file. To automate the process, the passphrase for the key files can be included on the command line.  

Examining the signing status of a file (--examine)

This command allows the user to examine the listed files and print a report of their signing status. This report displays the filename, file type, whether or not a file is signed, and what key (if any) is used to sign it.  

Generating keys (--generate-keys)

This command mode generates site and/or local key files with names specified by the user.  

Changing passphrases (--change-passphrases)

This command reencrypts the private part of the site and/or local key files using the key filenames and passphrases specified by the user.  

OPTIONS

 

Creating a configuration file:

-m F--create-cfgfile
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
-e--no-encryption
configfile.txt
-m F, --create-cfgfile
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Specify the destination of the encoded (and optionally signed) configuration file.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Use the specified site key file to encode and sign the new configuration file. Exactly one of (-S) or (-e) must be specified.
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specifies passphrase to be used with site key for configuration file encoding and signing. Valid only in conjunction with (-S).
-e, --no-encryption
Do not sign the configuration file being stored. The configuration file will still be compressed, and will not be human-readable. Mutually exclusive with (-Q) and (-S).
configfile.txt
Specifies the text configuration file that will become the new configuration file.


 

Printing a configuration file:

-m f--print-cfgfile
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-m f, --print-cfgfile
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Print the specified configuration file.


 

Creating a policy file:

-m P--create-polfile
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-p polfile--polfile polfile
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
-e--no-encryption
policyfile.txt
-m P, --create-polfile
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Use the specified configuration file.
-p polfile, --polfile polfile
Specify the destination of the encoded (and optionally signed) policy file.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Use the specified site key file. Mutually exclusive with (-e).
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specifies passphrase to be used with site key for policy signing. Mutually exclusive with (-e).
-e, --no-encryption
Do not sign the policy file being stored. The policy file will still be compressed, and will not be human-readable. Mutually exclusive with (-Q) and (-S).
policyfile.txt
Specifies the text policy file that will become the new policy file.


 

Printing a policy file:

-m p--print-polfile
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-p polfile--polfile polfile
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-m p, --print-polfile
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Use the specified configuration file.
-p polfile, --polfile polfile
Print the specified policy file.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Use the specified site key file.


 

Removing encryption from a file:

-m R--remove-encryption
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-L localkey--local-keyfile localkey
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-P passphrase--local-passphrase passphrase
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
file1 [ file2... ]
-m R, --remove-encryption
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Use the specified configuration file.
-L localkey, --local-keyfile localkey
Specify the local keyfile to use to verify database files and reports.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Specify the site keyfile to use to verify configuration and policy files.
-P passphrase, --local-passphrase passphrase
Specify the passphrase to use when verifying with the old local keyfile.
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specify the passphrase to use when verifying with the old site keyfile.
file1 [ file2... ]
List of files from which signing is to be removed.


 

Encrypting a file:

-m E--encrypt
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-L localkey--local-keyfile localkey
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-P passphrase--local-passphrase passphrase
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
file1 [ file2... ]
-m E, --encrypt
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Use the specified configuration file.
-L localkey, --local-keyfile localkey
Specify the local keyfile to use to sign database files and reports.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Specify the site keyfile to use to sign configuration and policy files.
-P passphrase, --local-passphrase passphrase
Specify the passphrase to use when signing with the local keyfile.
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specify the passphrase to use when signing with the site keyfile.
file1 [ file2... ]
List of files to sign using the new key(s).


 

Examining the encryption status of a file:

-m e--examine
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-c cfgfile--cfgfile cfgfile
-L localkey--local-keyfile localkey
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
file1 [ file2... ]
-m e, --examine
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-c cfgfile, --cfgfile cfgfile
Use the specified configuration file.
-L localkey, --local-keyfile localkey
Specifies the key to use as a local key.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Specifies the key to use as a site key.
file1 [ file2... ]
List of files to examine.


 

Generating keys:

-m G--generate-keys
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-L localkey--local-keyfile localkey
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-P passphrase--local-passphrase passphrase
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
-m G, --generate-keys
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-L localkey, --local-keyfile localkey
Generate the local key into the specified file. At least one of (-L) or (-S) must be specified.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Generate the site key into the specified file. At least one of (-S) or (-L) must be specified.
-P passphrase, --local-passphrase passphrase
Specify local passphrase to be used when generating the local key.
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specify site passphrase to be used when generating the site key.


 

Changing passphrases:

-m C--change-passphrases
-v--verbose
-s--silent, --quiet
-L localkey--local-keyfile localkey
-S sitekey--site-keyfile sitekey
-P passphrase--local-passphrase passphrase
-Q passphrase--site-passphrase passphrase
--local-passphrase-old passphraseOld
--site-passphrase-old passphraseOld
-m C, --change-passphrases
Mode selector.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-s).
-s, --silent, --quiet
Silent output mode. Mutually exclusive with (-v).
-L localkey, --local-keyfile localkey
Change passphrase used to encrypt the private key in the specified localkey file. At least one of (-L) or (-S) must be specified.
-S sitekey, --site-keyfile sitekey
Change passphrase used to encrypt the private key in the specified sitekey file. At least one of (-L) or (-S) must be specified.
-P passphrase, --local-passphrase passphrase
Specify passphrase used to encrypt the private key in the specified localkey file.
-Q passphrase, --site-passphrase passphrase
Specify passphrase used to encrypt the private key in the specified sitekey file.
--local-passphrase-old passphraseOld
Specify passphrase used to decrypt the private key in the specified localkey file.
--site-passphrase-old passphraseOld
Specify passphrase used to decrypt the private key in the specified sitekey file.
 

VERSION INFORMATION

This man page describes twadmin version 2.4.1.  

AUTHORS

Tripwire, Inc.  

COPYING PERMISSIONS

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this man page provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this man page under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this man page into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by Tripwire, Inc.

Copyright 2000 Tripwire, Inc. Tripwire is a registered trademark of Tripwire, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved.  

SEE ALSO

twintro(8), tripwire(8), twprint(8), siggen(8), twconfig(4), twpolicy(4), twfiles(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Creating a configuration file (--create-cfgfile)
Printing a configuration file (--print-cfgfile)
Replacing a policy file (--create-polfile)
Printing a policy file (--print-polfile)
Removing encryption from a file (--remove-encryption)
Encrypting a file (--encrypt)
Examining the signing status of a file (--examine)
Generating keys (--generate-keys)
Changing passphrases (--change-passphrases)
OPTIONS
Creating a configuration file:
Printing a configuration file:
Creating a policy file:
Printing a policy file:
Removing encryption from a file:
Encrypting a file:
Examining the encryption status of a file:
Generating keys:
Changing passphrases:
VERSION INFORMATION
AUTHORS
COPYING PERMISSIONS
SEE ALSO

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