kas_stringtokey - Converts a character string into an octal key
kas str -s
< cell name
The kas stringtokey
command converts the character string specified with
argument into an octal string suitable for use as an
command interpreter generates the octal key by using an
encryption algorithm on the combination of the specified string and the name
of the local cell (as recorded in the local /etc/openafs/ThisCell
file). Use the -cell
argument to convert a string into a key
appropriate for a cell other than the local one.
This command writes the key to the standard output stream, on which it can
possibly be intercepted by third parties. It is not very secure to use the key
in an actual Authentication Database entry.
- -string <password string>
- Specifies the character string to convert into an octal
- -cell <cell name>
- Specifies the complete Internet domain name of the cell to
combine with the password string while generating the key. If this
argument is omitted, the kas command interpreter determines the
name of the local cell by consulting:
- First, the value of the environment variable AFSCELL.
- Second, the cellname in the /etc/openafs/ThisCell
file on the local machine.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid
options are ignored.
The output is of the following form:
Converting I<password string> in realm 'I<cell_name>' yields key='I<key>'.
The following example shows the octal key equivalent of the string
"new_pswd" in the ABC Corporation cell.
% kas stringtokey new_pswd
Converting new_pswd in realm 'ABC.COM' yields
None, and no password is required.
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