Provided by: razor_2.720-1_i386
"razor-admin" - Razor Registering Agent
razor-admin [options] [ -register │ -create │ -discover ]
"razor-admin" is the Razor Agent that performs administrative
functions, most notably registering (-register)
"razor-admin" must have one of the following arguments:
Registers a new identity, used for authenticating with Razor
Nomination Servers. Identities are a user + password pair stored
in "<razorhome>/identity-<user>". The first time "razor-admin
-register" exits successfully, a symlink "identity" is created to
point to the active "identity-<user>" file. After that, new
identities can be created, but in order to use them the symlink
"identity" must be changed to point to them. In general, it should
be called once from the command line. Exits 0 for success, exits 1
on failure with a human-readable output message.
Both razor-report(1) and razor-revoke(1) require user
authentication to work, razor-check(1) does not. This allows the
Razor Nomination Server to keep track of how many messages a user
reports and revokes. The more messages a user correctly reports
and/or correctly revokes, the more trust the user earns. Likewise,
when messages are incorrectly reported or revoked, the trust goes
down for that user. Highly trusted users will have the most affect
on the Razor database.
Force discovery. This will create "server.*.lst" files in
Explicitly creates "razor-agent.conf" file in <razorhome>, as well
as <razorhome> if it does not exist. Normally loads
"/etc/razor/razor-agent.conf" if it exists, using defaults for
anything not found. Does not attempt to register with server, but
will do discovery, see "-discover".
"razor-admin" takes following optional arguments:
Print a usage message and exit.
Print the version number and exit.
"-d │ --verbose"
Print debugging information.
"-debuglevel=n │ -dl=n"
Set debug level to ’n’. Default is 3 without "-d" option, 9 with.
Simulate a check. Do everything except talk to the server.
Specifies an alternate configuration file. If not specified, it is
computed, see razor-agents(1) manpage for details. See
razor-agent.conf(5) manpage for various configuration options. The
default is "<razorhome>/razor-agent.conf".
Specify razorhome directory. This is where the configuration file,
logfiles, identities, and server files live. If not specified, it
is computed, see razor-agents(1) manpage for details.
Specify file to log to instead of what is in the configuration
file. The default is "<razorhome>/razor-agent.log".
Specify an identify file to use for storing a newly registered
identity. If not specified, "<razorhome>/identity-<user>" is used.
Use this Razor Nomination Server instead of reading
Request to be known as this username. Must be less than 64 chars
and may contain A-Z, a-z, 0-9, as well printable chars [ex: - _ @ .
+ / ]. If not specified, a username will be assigned. Razor users
are encouraged to use their email addresses as their username.
Request this password. Valid chars are the same as for -user. If
not specified, it will be assigned.
The identity created during this "razor-admin" becomes the default.
Normally, the first identity file created by "razor-admin" is the
default one used.
razor-admin -d -create
With no global razorhome defined (default) in
/etc/razor/razor-agents.conf, creates .razor directory in user’s
With global razorhome defined in /etc/razor/razor-agents.conf, will
try to use that one, will fail if it does not have correct
Registers a new identity, storing it in <lt>razorhome<gt>. User
and pass will be server generated. An identity is required for
razor-report(1) and razor-revoke(1).
razor-admin -register -user firstname.lastname@example.org
Attempts to register a new identity using the user name
’me\@a.com’. Will fail if user is already taken.
razor-admin -d -create -home=/home/me/.razor
Creates .razor directory in user’s home directory, which will then
be the default home unless specified from cmd-line. Sends
debugging information to stdout, and does not talk to any Razor
razor-admin -d -create -home=/etc/razor
Creates global razorhome, /etc/razor. This is the magic directory
that will be consulted if no razorhome is specified on the cmd-line
or found in user’s home directory.
Vipul Ved Prakash <email@example.com>, and Chad Norwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
razor-agents(1), razor-agent.conf(5), razor-check(1), razor-report(1),
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