ssh-keysign (8) - Linux Man Pages
ssh-keysign: OpenSSH helper for host-based authentication
ssh-keysign - OpenSSH helper for host-based authentication
DESCRIPTIONis used by ssh(1) to access the local host keys and generate the digital signature required during host-based authentication.
is disabled by default and can only be enabled in the global client configuration file /etc/ssh/ssh_config by setting EnableSSHKeysign to ``yes''
These files contain the private parts of the host keys used to
generate the digital signature.
They should be owned by root, readable only by root, and not
accessible to others.
Since they are readable only by root,
must be set-uid root if host-based authentication is used.
- If these files exist they are assumed to contain public certificate information corresponding with the private keys above.
HISTORYfirst appeared in Ox 3.2 .
AUTHORSAn Markus Friedl Aq Mt markus [at] openbsd.org