System Administration Guide: IP Services

IKE Preshared Keys Files

When you create preshared keys manually, the keys are stored in files in the /etc/inet/secret directory. The ike.preshared file contains the preshared keys for Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) SAs. The ipseckeys file contains the preshared keys for IPsec SAs. The files are protected at 0600. The secret directory is protected at 0700.

Note –

Preshared keys cannot take advantage of hardware storage. Preshared keys are generated and are stored on the system.