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       corosync-keygen - Generate an authentication key for Corosync.


       corosync-keygen [-k <filename>] [-l]


       If  you  want to configure corosync to use cryptographic techniques to ensure authenticity
       and privacy of the messages, you will need to generate a private key.

       corosync-keygen creates this key  and  writes  it  to  /etc/corosync/authkey  or  to  file
       specified by -k option.

       This  private  key  must  be copied to every processor in the cluster.  If the private key
       isn't the same for every node, those nodes with nonmatching private keys will not be  able
       to join the same configuration.

       Copy  the  key  to some security transportable storage or use ssh to transmit the key from
       node to node.  Then install the key with the command:

       unix#:   install   -D    --group=0    --owner=0    --mode=0400    /path_to_authkey/authkey

       If  a  message  "Invalid  digest"  appears  from  the corosync executive, the keys are not
       consistent between processors.

       Note: corosync-keygen will ask for user input to assist in generating entropy  unless  the
       -l option is used.


       -k <filename>
              This specifies the fully qualified path to the shared key to create.
              The default is /etc/corosync/authkey.

       -l     Use  a  less  secure  random  data  source that will not require user input to help
              generate entropy.  This may be useful when this utility is used from  a  script  or
              hardware random number generator is not available (f.e. in virtual machine).


       Generate the key.

       # corosync-keygen
       Corosync Cluster Engine Authentication key generator.
       Gathering 1024 bits for key from /dev/random.
       Press keys on your keyboard to generate entropy.

       $ corosync-keygen -l -k /tmp/authkey
       Corosync Cluster Engine Authentication key generator.
       Writing corosync key to /tmp/authkey.


       corosync_overview(8), corosync.conf(5),


       Angus Salkeld

                                            2010-05-30                         COROSYNC-KEYGEN(8)