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ssh-keysign (8)

Name

ssh-keysign - based authentication

Synopsis

ssh-keysign

Description

SSH-KEYSIGN(8)            BSD System Manager's Manual           SSH-KEYSIGN(8)

NAME
     ssh-keysign -- ssh helper program for host-based authentication

SYNOPSIS
     ssh-keysign

DESCRIPTION
     ssh-keysign is used by ssh(1) to access the local host keys and generate
     the digital signature required during host-based authentication.

     ssh-keysign is disabled by default and can only be enabled in the global
     client configuration file /etc/ssh/ssh_config by setting EnableSSHKeysign
     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 host-based authentica-
     tion.

FILES
     /etc/ssh/ssh_config
             Controls whether ssh-keysign is enabled.

     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
             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
             host-based authentication is used.

     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key-cert.pub
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key-cert.pub
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key-cert.pub
     /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key-cert.pub
             If these files exist they are assumed to contain public certifi-
             cate information corresponding with the private keys above.

     See for descriptions of the following attributes:

     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |Availability   | service/network/ssh      |
     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |Stability      | Pass-through uncommitted |
     +---------------+--------------------------+
SEE ALSO
     ssh(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh_config(5), sshd(8)

HISTORY
     ssh-keysign first appeared in OpenBSD 3.2.

AUTHORS
     Markus Friedl <markus@openbsd.org>



     This software was built from source available at https://github.com/ora-
     cle/solaris-userland.  The original community source was downloaded from
     https://mirrors.sonic.net/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH/porta-
     ble/openssh-7.7p1.tar.gz

     Further information about this software can be found on the open source
     community website at https://www.openssh.com/.

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