docker trust key generate

Generate and load a signing key-pair

Usage

docker trust key generate NAME

Description

docker trust key generate generates a key-pair to be used with signing, and loads the private key into the local Docker trust keystore.

Options

OptionDefaultDescription
--dirDirectory to generate key in, defaults to current directory

Examples

Generate a key-pair

$ docker trust key generate alice

Generating key for alice...
Enter passphrase for new alice key with ID 17acf3c:
Repeat passphrase for new alice key with ID 17acf3c:
Successfully generated and loaded private key. Corresponding public key available: alice.pub
$ ls
alice.pub

The private signing key is encrypted by the passphrase and loaded into the Docker trust keystore. All passphrase requests to sign with the key will be referred to by the provided NAME.

The public key component alice.pub will be available in the current working directory, and can be used directly by docker trust signer add.

Provide the --dir argument to specify a directory to generate the key in:

$ docker trust key generate alice --dir /foo

Generating key for alice...
Enter passphrase for new alice key with ID 17acf3c:
Repeat passphrase for new alice key with ID 17acf3c:
Successfully generated and loaded private key. Corresponding public key available: alice.pub
$ ls /foo
alice.pub