systemd-tty-ask-password-agent is a password agent that handles
password requests of the system, for example for hard disk encryption
passwords or SSL certificate passwords that need to be queried at
boot-time or during runtime.
systemd-tty-ask-password-agent implements the Password AgentsSpecification, and is one of many possible response agents which
answer to queries formulated with systemd-ask-password(1).
The following options are understood:
Lists all currently pending system password requests.
Process all currently pending system password requests by
querying the user on the calling TTY.
Continuously process password requests.
Forward password requests to wall(1) instead of querying the user
on the calling TTY.
Ask question with plymouth(8) instead of querying the user on the
Ask question on /dev/console instead of querying the user on the
Print a short help text and exit.
Print a short version string and exit.
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systemd 233 SYSTEMD-TTY-ASK-PASSWORD-AGENT(1)