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request-key - Handle key instantiation callback requests from the kernel

REQUEST-KEY(8) Linux Key Management Utilities REQUEST-KEY(8)

NAME

request-key - Handle key instantiation callback requests from the kernel

SYNOPSIS

/sbin/request-key <op> <key> <uid> <gid> <threadring> <processring> <sessionring> [<info>]

DESCRIPTION

This program is invoked by the kernel when the kernel is asked for a key that it doesn't have immediately available. The kernel creates a partially set up key and then calls out to this program to instantiate it. It is not intended to be called directly.

ERRORS

All errors will be logged to the syslog.

FILES

/etc/request-key.conf Instantiation handler configuration file.
/etc/request-key.d/<keytype>.conf Keytype specific configuration file.

SEE ALSO

keyctl(1), request-key.conf(5)
15 Nov 2011 Linux