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Overview

Key components on HP-UX 11i consist of chkey/newkey commands to create and change the public/secret keys pairs and the getpublickey/getsecretkey APIs to retrieve the public/secret keys from the repository configured in /etc/nsswitch.conf file. On HP-UX 11i, Key components work with the files, nis and nisplus databases.

Enhanced Key Components and Enablement bundle is an upgrade to the current key components on HP-UX 11i v1 and 11i v2 to support the LDAP database as a repository for the public/secret keys. LDAP support for key components is provided with HP-UX 11i v3.

NOTE: LDAP B.04.00 needs to be installed to use the enhanced features of Enhanced Key Components.

NOTE: A system reboot is required for the installation of Enhanced Key Components.

Documentation

HPE delivers the following documents to support Enhanced Key Components:

 - LDAP-UX Client Service B.04.00 Administrator's Guide (Edition 4)

 - ONC with Publickey LDAP Support Software Pack Release Notes for 11i v1

 - ONC with Publickey LDAP Support Software Pack Release Notes for 11i v2

Features and Benefits

  • Allows the use of publickey and chkey commands with LDAP database - Users can create and change public/secret key pairs in the LDAP database.
  • Allows configuration of publickey: ldap in /etc/nsswitch.conf file - Users can use getpublickey and getsecretkey APIs to retrieve the public and secret keys respectively from the LDAP database.
  • Supports the optional SHA-512 encryption algorithm provided if the HP-UX Password Hash Infrastructure bundle has been installed (only available on HP-UX 11i v2).

Revision History

HP-UX 11i v2

The B.11.23.02 version of Enhanced Key Components provides support for the optional SHA-512 encryption algorithm and the following three defect fixes:

  • The chkey and newkey commands do not work properly when the system is in shadow mode.
  • The newkey command accepts an incorrect password and generates new keys.
  • The chkey command fails even if the correct password is entered.

The B.11.23.01 version of Enhanced Key Components is the initial version for the HP-UX 11i v2 release.

HP-UX 11i v1

The B.11.11.01 version of Enhanced Key Components is the initial version for the HP-UX 11i v1 release.

 
Additional product information
Product #: ENHKEY
Version: B.11.11.01, B.11.23.02
Software specification: HP-UX 11iv1 version B.11.11.01(ENHKEY_B.11.11.01_HP-UX_B.11.11_32_64.depot)
HP-UX 11iv2 version B.11.23.01(ENHKEY_B.11.23.01_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
HP-UX 11iv2 version B.11.23.02(ENHKEY_B.11.23.02_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
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