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ssh-pkcs11-helper (8)

Name

ssh-pkcs11-helper - OpenSSH helper for PKCS#11 support

Synopsis

ssh-pkcs11-helper [-v]

Description

SSH-PKCS11-HELPER(8)      BSD System Manager's Manual     SSH-PKCS11-HELPER(8)

NAME
     ssh-pkcs11-helper -- OpenSSH helper for PKCS#11 support

SYNOPSIS
     ssh-pkcs11-helper [-v]

DESCRIPTION
     ssh-pkcs11-helper is used by ssh-agent(1) to access keys provided by a
     PKCS#11 token.

     ssh-pkcs11-helper is not intended to be invoked by the user, but from
     ssh-agent(1).

     A single option is supported:

     -v      Verbose mode.  Causes ssh-pkcs11-helper to print debugging mes-
             sages about its progress.  This is helpful in debugging problems.
             Multiple -v options increase the verbosity.  The maximum is 3.

             Note that ssh-agent(1) will automatically pass the -v flag to
             ssh-pkcs11-helper when it has itself been placed in debug mode.


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |Availability   | service/network/ssh      |
     +---------------+--------------------------+
     |Stability      | Pass-through uncommitted |
     +---------------+--------------------------+

SEE ALSO
     ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1)

HISTORY
     ssh-pkcs11-helper first appeared in OpenBSD 4.7.

AUTHORS
     Markus Friedl <markus@openbsd.org>



NOTES
     Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can be
     found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-code-
     downloads.html.

     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-8.4p1.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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