Langue: en

Version: 113536 (mandriva - 01/05/08)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)

BSD mandoc


skeyinit - change password or add user to S/Key authentication system


[-n count ] [-s ] [-t hash ] [-z ] [user ]


initializes the system so you can use S/Key one-time passwords to login. The program will ask you to enter a secret pass phrase; enter a phrase of several words in response. After the S/Key database has been updated you can login using either your regular password or using S/Key one-time passwords.

requires you to type a secret password, so it should be used only on a secure terminal.


allows the user to set the seed and count for complete control of the parameters. To do this run skeyinit in one window and put in your count and seed; then run skey(1) in another window to generate the correct 6 english words for that count and seed. You can then "cut-and-paste" or type the words into the skeyinit window.
Allows the user to zero their S/Key entry.
-n count
Start the skey sequence at count (default is 100).
-t hash
Selects the hash algorithm to use. Available choices are md4 (the default), md5 or sha1.
The username to be changed/added. By default the current user is operated on, only root may change other user's entries.


data base of information for S/Key system.


skey(1), skeyaudit(1), skeyinfo(1)


Phil Karn, Neil M. Haller, John S. Walden, Scott Chasin