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SSH-KEYSIGN(8) BSD System Manager's Manual SSH-KEYSIGN(8)
ssh-keysign -- ssh helper program for hostbased authentication
ssh-keysign is used by ssh(1) to access the local host keys and generate the digital signa-
ture required during hostbased authentication with SSH protocol version 2.
ssh-keysign is disabled by default and can only be enabled in the the global client configu-
ration file /etc/ssh/ssh_config by setting HostbasedAuthentication to ``yes''.
ssh-keysign is not intended to be invoked by the user, but from ssh(1). See ssh(1) and
sshd(8) for more information about hostbased authentication.
Controls whether ssh-keysign is enabled.
These files contain the private parts of the host keys used to generate the digital
signature. They should be owned by root, readable only by root, and not accessible
to others. Since they are readable only by root, ssh-keysign must be set-uid root
if hostbased authentication is used.
ssh(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh_config(5), sshd(8)
Markus Friedl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ssh-keysign first appeared in OpenBSD 3.2.
BSD May 24, 2002 BSD
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