ssh helper program for host-based
is used by
to access the
local host keys and generate the digital signature required during host-based
authentication with SSH protocol version 2.
is disabled by default and can
only be enabled in the global client configuration file
is not intended to be invoked by
the user, but from
information about host-based authentication.
- Controls whether
- These files contain the private parts of the host keys used to generate
the digital signature. They should be owned by root, readable only by
root, and not accessible to others. Since they are readable only by root,
ssh-keysign must be set-uid root if
host-based authentication is used.
- If these files exist they are assumed to contain public certificate
information corresponding with the private keys above.
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