systemd-tty-ask-password-agent Man page

SYSTEMD-TTY-ASK-PASSWORDsystemd-tty-ask-passwSYSTEMD-TTY-ASK-PASSWORD-AGENT(1)

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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].

OPTIONS

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

SEE ALSO

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

NOTES
1. Password Agents Specification
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PasswordAgents

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