systemd-tty-ask-password-agent(1) — Linux manual page

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SYSTEMD-TTY-ASK-PASSWORD-AGENT(1)ask-password-agentASK-PASSWORD-AGENT(1)

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:

       --list
           Lists all currently pending system password requests.

       --query
           Process all currently pending system password requests by
           querying the user on the calling TTY.

       --watch
           Continuously process password requests.

       --wall
           Forward password requests to wall(1) instead of querying the
           user on the calling TTY.

       --plymouth
           Ask question with plymouth(8) instead of querying the user on
           the calling TTY.

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

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

       --version
           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
           https://systemd.io/PASSWORD_AGENTS/

COLOPHON         top

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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)