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    KeyFile

    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           The KeyFile file defines the server encryption keys that the AFS server
           processes running on the machine use to decrypt the tickets presented
           by clients during the mutual authentication process. AFS server
           processes perform privileged actions only for clients that possess a
           ticket encrypted with one of the keys from the file. The file must
           reside in the /etc/openafs/server directory on every server machine.
           For more detailed information on mutual authentication and server
           encryption keys, see the OpenAFS Administration Guide.
    
           Each key has a corresponding a key version number that distinguishes it
           from the other keys. The tickets that clients present are also marked
           with a key version number to tell the server process which key to use
           to decrypt it. The KeyFile file must always include a key with the same
           key version number and contents as the key currently listed for the
           "afs/cell" principal in the associated Kerberos v5 realm or
           Authentication Database. (The principal "afs" may be used if the cell
           and realm names are the same, but adding the cell name to the principal
           is recommended even in this case. "afs" must be used as the principal
           name if the cell uses the Authentication Server rather than a Kerberos
           v5 realm.) The key must be a DES key; no stronger encryption type is
           supported.
    
           The KeyFile file is in binary format, so always use either the asetkey
           command or the appropriate commands from the bos command suite to
           administer it:
    
           ?   The asetkey add or bos addkey command to add a new key.
    
           ?   The asetkey list or bos listkeys command to display the keys.
    
           ?   The asetkey delete or bos removekey command to remove a key from
               the file.
    
           The asetkey commands must be run on the same server as the KeyFile file
           to update. The bos commands may be run remotely. Normally, new keys
           should be added from a Kerberos v5 keytab using asetkey add.  bos
           addkey is normally only used if the Authentication Server is in use
           instead of a Kerberos v5 realm.
    
           In cells that use the Update Server to distribute the contents of the
           /etc/openafs/server directory, it is customary to edit only the copy of
           the file stored on the system control machine. Otherwise, edit the file
           on each server machine individually.
    
    
    

    CAUTIONS

           The most common error caused by changes to KeyFile is to add a key that
           does not match the corresponding key for the Kerberos v5 principal or
           Authentication Server database entry. Both the key and the key version
           number must match the key for the corresponding principal, either
           "afs/cell" or "afs", in the Kerberos v5 realm or Authentication
           Database. For a Kerberos v5 realm, that principal must only have DES
    
    
    

    COPYRIGHT

           IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.
    
           This documentation is covered by the IBM Public License Version 1.0.
           It was converted from HTML to POD by software written by Chas Williams
           and Russ Allbery, based on work by Alf Wachsmann and Elizabeth Cassell.
    
    
    

    OpenAFS 2012-03-26 KEYFILE(5)

    
    
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