systemd-tty-ask-password-agent – List or process pending systemd
systemd-tty-ask-password-agent [OPTIONS…] [VARIABLE=VALUE…]
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
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 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.
On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.
1. Password Agents Specification
systemd 229 SYSTEMD-TTY-ASK-PASSWORD-AGENT(1)