newkey is normally run by the network administrator on the Network Information Service (NIS) master machine in order to establish public keys for users and super-users on the network. These keys are needed for using secure RPC or secure NFS.
newkey will prompt for the login password of the given username and then create a new public/secret key pair in /etc/publickey encrypted with the login password of the given user.
Use of this program is not required: users may create their own keys using chkey.1
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97