Provided by: cfengine3_3.15.2-3.1_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 --inform, -I Print basic information about key generation --debug, -d Enable debugging output --verbose, -v Output verbose information about the behaviour of cf-key --version, -V Output the version of the software --log-level, -g value Specify how detailed logs should be. Possible values: 'error', 'warning', 'notice', 'info', 'verbose', 'debug' --output-file, -f value Specify an alternative output file than the default. --key-type, -T value Specify a RSA key size in bits, the default value is 2048. --show-hosts, -s Show lastseen hostnames and IP addresses --no-truncate, -N Don't truncate -s / --show-hosts output --remove-keys, -r value Remove keys for specified hostname/IP/MD5/SHA (cf-key -r SHA=12345, cf-key -r MD5=12345, cf-key -r host001, cf-key -r 203.0.113.1) --force-removal, -x Force removal of keys --install-license, -l value Install license file on Enterprise server (CFEngine Enterprise Only) --print-digest, -p value Print digest of the specified public key --trust-key, -t value Make cf-serverd/cf-agent trust the specified public key. Argument value is of the form [[USER@]IPADDR:]FILENAME where FILENAME is the local path of the public key for client at IPADDR address. --color, -C value Enable colorized output. Possible values: 'always', 'auto', 'never'. If option is used, the default value is 'auto' --timestamp, -Ò Log timestamps on each line of log output --numeric, -n Do not lookup host names
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 Northern.tech AS