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NAME

       astgenkey - generates keys for for Asterisk IAX2 RSA authentication

SYNOPSIS

       astgenkey [ -q ] [ -n ] [ keyname ]

DESCRIPTION

       astgenkey  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:

       name.pub
              The public key: not secret. Send this to the other side.

       name.key
              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 command

              keys show

OPTIONS

       -q
              Run quietly.

       -n
              Don't encrypt the private key.

SECURITY

       The keys are created, using the umask of the user running the command.  To create the keys
       in a secure manner, you should check to ensure that your umask is first  set  to  disallow
       the private key from being world- readable, such as with the following commands:

       umask 0066

       astgenkey yourkey

       And then make the key accessible to Asterisk (assuming you run it as user "asterisk").

         chown asterisk /var/lib/asterisk/keys/yourname.*

FILES

       /var/lib/asterisk/keys

SEE ALSO

       asterisk(8), genrsa(1), rsa(1),

       http://www.voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+iax+rsa+auth

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page  was  written by Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir.cohen@xorcom.com> Permission is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.