[asterisk-commits] tilghman: branch 1.4 r113399 - /branches/1.4/contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8

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Tue Apr 8 11:51:28 CDT 2008

Author: tilghman
Date: Tue Apr  8 11:51:28 2008
New Revision: 113399

URL: http://svn.digium.com/view/asterisk?view=rev&rev=113399
Add security note on astgenkey's manpage.
(closes issue #12373)
 Reported by: lmamane
       20080406__bug12373.diff.txt uploaded by Corydon76 (license 14)


Modified: branches/1.4/contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8
URL: http://svn.digium.com/view/asterisk/branches/1.4/contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8?view=diff&rev=113399&r1=113398&r2=113399
--- branches/1.4/contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8 (original)
+++ branches/1.4/contrib/scripts/astgenkey.8 Tue Apr  8 11:51:28 2008
@@ -109,6 +109,21 @@
 Don't encrypt the private key.
+The keys are created, using the umask of the user running the command.
+To create the keys in a secure manner, you should check to ensure that
+your umask is first set to disallow the private key from being world-
+readable, such as with the following commands:
+.I umask 0066
+.I astgenkey yourkey
+And then make the key accessible to Asterisk (assuming you run it as
+user "asterisk").
+  chown asterisk /var/lib/asterisk/keys/yourname.*
 .I /var/lib/asterisk/keys

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