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astgenkey -- generates keys for for Asterisk IAX2 RSA authentication
astgenkey [ -q ] [ -n ] [ keyname ]
genzaptelconf This script generates an RSA private and public key pair
in PEM format for use by Asterisk. The private key should be kept a
secret, as it can be used to fake your system’s identity. Thus by
default (without the option -n ) the script will create a passphrase-
encrypted copy of your secret key: without entering the passphrase you
won’t be able to use it.
However if you want to use such a key with Asterisk, you’ll have to
start it interactively, because the scripts that start asterisk can’t
use that encrypted key.
The key is identified by a name. If you don’t write the name on the
command-line you’ll be prompted for one. The outputs of the script are:
The public key: not secret. Send this to the other side.
The private key: secret.
Those files should be copied to /var/lib/asterisk/keys
(The private key: on your system. The public key: on other systems)
To see the currently-installed keys from the asterisk CLI, use the
Don’t encrypt the private key.
asterisk(8), genrsa(1), rsa(1),
This manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen
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