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Program that generates random keys for use with TLS-PSK. The keys are stored in hexadecimal format in a key file.

This section was generated by AutoGen, using the agtexi-cmd template and the option descriptions for the psktool program. This software is released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

psktool help/usage (--help)

This is the automatically generated usage text for psktool.

The text printed is the same whether selected with the help option (--help) or the more-help option (--more-help). more-help will print the usage text by passing it through a pager program. more-help is disabled on platforms without a working fork(2) function. The PAGER environment variable is used to select the program, defaulting to more. Both will exit with a status code of 0.

psktool - GnuTLS PSK tool
Usage:  psktool [ -<flag> [<val>] | --<name>[{=| }<val>] ]...

   -d, --debug=num            Enable debugging
                                - it must be in the range:
                                  0 to 9999
   -s, --keysize=num          Specify the key size in bytes (default is 32-bytes or 256-bits)
                                - it must be in the range:
                                  0 to 512
   -u, --username=str         Specify the username to use
   -p, --pskfile=str          Specify a pre-shared key file
   -v, --version[=arg]        output version information and exit
   -h, --help                 display extended usage information and exit
   -!, --more-help            extended usage information passed thru pager

Options are specified by doubled hyphens and their name or by a single
hyphen and the flag character.

Program that generates random keys for use with TLS-PSK.  The keys are
stored in hexadecimal format in a key file.

debug option (-d)

This is the “enable debugging” option. This option takes a number argument. Specifies the debug level.

pskfile option (-p)

This is the “specify a pre-shared key file” option. This option takes a string argument. This option will specify the pre-shared key file to store the generated keys.

passwd option

This is an alias for the pskfile option, see the pskfile option documentation.

psktool exit status

One of the following exit values will be returned:


Successful program execution.


The operation failed or the command syntax was not valid.

psktool See Also

gnutls-cli-debug (1), gnutls-serv (1), srptool (1), certtool (1)

psktool Examples

To add a user ’psk_identity’ in keys.psk for use with GnuTLS run:

$ ./psktool -u psk_identity -p keys.psk
Generating a random key for user 'psk_identity'
Key stored to keys.psk
$ cat keys.psk

This command will create keys.psk if it does not exist and will add user ’psk_identity’.

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