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       cryptsetup-token - manage LUKS2 tokens


       cryptsetup token <add|remove|import|export> [<options>] <device>


       Action add creates a new keyring token to enable auto-activation of the device. For the
       auto-activation, the passphrase must be stored in keyring with the specified description.
       Usually, the passphrase should be stored in user or user-session keyring. The token
       command is supported only for LUKS2.

       For adding new keyring token, option --key-description is mandatory. Also, new token is
       assigned to key slot specified with --key-slot option or to all active key slots in the
       case --key-slot option is omitted.

       To remove existing token, specify the token ID which should be removed with --token-id

       WARNING: The action token remove removes any token type, not just keyring type from token
       slot specified by --token-id option.

       Action import can store arbitrary valid token json in LUKS2 header. It may be passed via
       standard input or via file passed in --json-file option. If you specify --key-slot then
       successfully imported token is also assigned to the key slot.

       Action export writes requested token JSON to a file passed with --json-file or to standard

       If --token-id is used with action add or action import and a token with that ID already
       exists, option --token-replace can be used to replace the existing token.

       <options> can be [--header, --token-id, --key-slot, --key-description,
       --disable-external-tokens, --disable-locks, --disable-keyring, --json-file,


           Read token JSON from a file or write token to it. --json-file=- reads JSON from
           standard input or writes it to standard output respectively.

           Replace an existing token when adding or importing a token with the --token-id option.

       --key-slot, -S <0-N>
           For LUKS operations that add key material, this option allows you to specify which key
           slot is selected for the new key.

           The maximum number of key slots depends on the LUKS version. LUKS1 can have up to 8
           key slots. LUKS2 can have up to 32 key slots based on key slot area size and key size,
           but a valid key slot ID can always be between 0 and 31 for LUKS2.

       --header <device or file storing the LUKS header>
           Use a detached (separated) metadata device or file where the LUKS header is stored.
           This option allows one to store ciphertext and LUKS header on different devices.

           For commands that change the LUKS header (e.g. luksAddKey), specify the device or file
           with the LUKS header directly as the LUKS device.

           Disable loading of plugins for external LUKS2 tokens.

           Disable lock protection for metadata on disk. This option is valid only for LUKS2 and
           ignored for other formats.

           WARNING: Do not use this option unless you run cryptsetup in a restricted environment
           where locking is impossible to perform (where /run directory cannot be used).

           Do not load volume key in kernel keyring and store it directly in the dm-crypt target
           instead. This option is supported only for the LUKS2 type.

       --key-description <text>
           Set key description in keyring for use with token command.

           Specify what token to use. If omitted, all available tokens will be checked before
           proceeding further with passphrase prompt.

       --batch-mode, -q
           Suppresses all confirmation questions. Use with care!

           If the --verify-passphrase option is not specified, this option also switches off the
           passphrase verification.

       --debug or --debug-json
           Run in debug mode with full diagnostic logs. Debug output lines are always prefixed by

           If --debug-json is used, additional LUKS2 JSON data structures are printed.

       --version, -V
           Show the program version.

           Show short option help.

       --help, -?
           Show help text and default parameters.


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