publickey(4)publickey(4)NAMEpublickey - public key database
is a local public key database that is used for secure RPC. The file
can be used in conjunction with or instead of other publickey data‐
bases, including the NIS publickey map, or entries in the LDAP direc‐
tory. Each entry in the database consists of a network user name
(which may refer to either a user or a hostname), followed by the
user's public key (in hex notation), a colon, and then the user's
secret key encrypted with a password (also in hex notation).
The file contains a default entry for
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SEE ALSOchkey(1), newkey(1M), getpublickey(3N), nsswitch.conf(4).