Tinkey command reference

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Once you install Tinkey, you can use it to generate keys and do other management tasks like encrypting, decrypting or rotating keys.

The following table lists the commands you can use with Tinkey by running tinkey <command> [<args>].

Command Action
help Prints a help message for all available commands.
add-key Generates and adds a new key to a keyset.
convert-keyset Changes format, encrypts, decrypts a keyset.
create-keyset Creates a new keyset.
create-public-keyset Creates a public keyset from a private keyset.
list-key-templates Lists all supported key templates.
delete-key Deletes a specified key in a keyset.
destroy-key Destroys the key material of a specified key in a keyset.
disable-key Disables a specified key in a keyset.
enable-key Enables a specified key in a keyset.
list-keyset Lists keys in a keyset.
promote-key Promotes a specified key to primary.
rotate-keyset Deprecated. Rotate keysets in two steps using the commands add-key and later promote-key