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Unix in a Nutshell, 4th Edition by Arnold Robbins

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chkey

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    chkey [options]

Prompt for login password and use it to encrypt a new key. See also keylogin and keylogout.

Options

-m mechanism

Change or reencrypt the secret key for the specified mechanism. (Mechanisms are those allowed by nisauthconf (1).)

-p

Reencrypt the existing secret key with the user's login password.

-s database

Update the given database, which is one of files, ldap, nis, or nisplus.

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