NAME         top

       systemd-tty-ask-password-agent - List or process pending systemd
       password requests

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-tty-ask-password-agent [OPTIONS...] [VARIABLE=VALUE...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 Agents
       Specification[1], and is one of many possible response agents which
       answer to queries formulated with systemd-ask-password(1).

OPTIONS         top

       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
           calling TTY.

           Ask question on /dev/console instead of querying the user on the
           calling TTY.

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

           Print a short version string and exit.

EXIT STATUS         top

       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd-ask-password-console.service(8),
       wall(1), plymouth(8)

NOTES         top

        1. Password Agents Specification

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Pages that refer to this page: systemd-ask-password(1)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)systemd-ask-password-console.service(8)