Provided by: cfengine3_3.6.2-4ubuntu1_amd64
cf-key - make private/public key-pairs for CFEngine authentication
The CFEngine key generator makes key pairs for remote authentication.
--help, -h Print the help message --debug, -d Enable debugging output --verbose, -v Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent --version, -V Output the version of the software --output-file, -f Specify an alternative output file than the default (localhost) --show-hosts, -s Show lastseen hostnames and IP addresses --remove-keys, -r Remove keys for specified hostname/IP --force-removal, -x Force removal of keys (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK) --install-license, -l Install license file on Enterprise server (CFEngine Enterprise Only) --print-digest, -p Print digest of the specified public key --trust-key, -t Make cf-serverd/cf-agent trust the specified public key --color, -C Enable colorized output. Possible values: 'always', 'auto', 'never'. If option is used, the default value is 'auto'
CFEngine provides automated configuration management of large-scale computer systems. A system administrator describes the desired state of a system using CFEngine policy code. The program cf-agent reads policy code and attempts to bring the current system state to the desired state described. Policy code is downloaded by cf-agent from a cf-serverd daemon. The daemon cf-execd is responsible for running cf-agent periodically. Documentation for CFEngine is available at http://cfengine.com/documentation/.
CFEngine is built on principles from promise theory, proposed by Mark Burgess in 2004. Promise theory is a model of voluntary cooperation between individual, autonomous actors or agents who publish their intentions to one another in the form of promises. A promise is a declaration of intent whose purpose is to increase the recipient's certainty about a claim of past, present or future behaviour. For a promise to increase certainty, the recipient needs to trust the promiser, but trust can also be built on the verification that previous promises have been kept, thus trust plays a symbiotic relationship with promises. For an introduction to promise theory, please see http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.3294/
cf-key is part of CFEngine. Binary packages may be downloaded from http://cfengine.com/downloads/. The source code is available at http://github.com/cfengine/
Please see the public bug-tracker at http://bug.cfengine.com/. GitHub pull-requests may be submitted to http://github.com/cfengine/core/.
cf-promises(8), cf-agent(8), cf-serverd(8), cf-execd(8), cf-monitord(8), cf-runagent(8), cf-key(8)
Mark Burgess and CFEngine AS