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publickey(4) [sunos man page]

publickey(4)							   File Formats 						      publickey(4)

NAME
publickey - public key database SYNOPSIS
/etc/publickey DESCRIPTION
/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 and 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. SEE ALSO
chkey(1), newkey(1M), getpublickey(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(4) SunOS 5.10 6 Mar 1992 publickey(4)

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getpublickey(3NSL)				       Networking Services Library Functions					getpublickey(3NSL)

NAME
getpublickey, getsecretkey, publickey - retrieve public or secret key SYNOPSIS
#include <rpc/rpc.h> #include <rpc/key_prot.h> int getpublickey(const char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN], char publickey[HEXKEYBYTES+1]); int getsecretkey(const char netname[MAXNETNAMELEN], char secretkey[HEXKEYBYTES+1],const char *passwd); DESCRIPTION
The getpublickey() and getsecretkey() functions get public and secret keys for netname. The key may come from one of the following sources: o /etc/publickey file. See publickey(4). o NIS map ``publickey.byname'' or the NIS+ table ``cred.org_dir''. The sources and their lookup order are specified in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file. See nsswitch.conf(4). getsecretkey() has an extra argument, passwd, which is used to decrypt the encrypted secret key stored in the database. RETURN VALUES
Both routines return 1 if they are successful in finding the key. Otherwise, the routines return 0. The keys are returned as null-termi- nated, hexadecimal strings. If the password supplied to getsecretkey() fails to decrypt the secret key, the routine will return 1 but the secretkey [0] will be set to NULL. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
secure_rpc(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(4), publickey(4), attributes(5) WARNINGS
If getpublickey() gets the public key from any source other than NIS+, all authenticated NIS+ operations may fail. To ensure that this does not happen, edit the nsswitch.conf(4) file to make sure that the public key is obtained from NIS+. NOTES NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the Solaris operating system. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the current Solaris release. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html. SunOS 5.11 10 Nov 2005 getpublickey(3NSL)

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