grid-change-pass-phrase (1) - Linux Manuals

grid-change-pass-phrase: Change the pass phrase of a private key


grid-change-pass-phrase - Change the pass phrase of a private key


grid-change-pass-phrase -help | -usage | -version | -versions

grid-change-pass-phrase [-file PRIVATE-KEY]


The grid-change-pass-phrase program changes the pass phrase protecting a private key or PKCS12 bundle containing a private key and certificate. By default, grid-change-pass-phrase uses the X509_USER_KEY environment variable to locate the private key. If that is not set, then it looks for $HOME/.globus/userkey.pem and $HOME/.globus/usercred.p12 in succession. The path to a key can be specified by using the -file command-line option.


The full set of command-line options to grid-change-pass-phrase are:

-help, -usage

Display the command-line options to grid-change-pass-phrase and exit.

-version, -versions

Display the version number of the grid-change-pass-phrase command. The second form includes more details.


Change the pass phrase of the private key named by PRIVATE-KEY instead of the default.


Change the pass phrase of the default private key:

% grid-change-pass-phrase
Enter pass phrase for /home/juser/.globus/userkey.pem:
writing RSA key
Enter PEM pass phrase: XXXXXXXX
Verifying - Enter PEM pass phrase: XXXXXXXX


The following environment variables affect the execution of grid-change-pass-phrase:


Path to the default private key file.


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