Provided by: cfengine3_3.6.2-4_i386 bug


       cf-key - make private/public key-pairs for CFEngine authentication


       cf-key [OPTION]...


       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

       --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
       Documentation       for       CFEngine       is       available      at


       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
       For     an    introduction    to    promise    theory,    please    see


       cf-key is part of CFEngine.
       Binary packages may be downloaded from
       The source code is available at


       Please see the public bug-tracker at
       GitHub       pull-requests       may       be       submitted        to


       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