BIND Configuration File Guide--key Statement


key key_id { algorithm algorithm_id; secret secret_string; };

Definition and Usage

The key statement defines a key ID which can be used in a server statement to associate an authentication method with a particular name server.

A key ID must be created with the key statement before it can be used in a server definition.

The algorithm_id is a string that specifies a security/authentication algorithm. secret_string is the secret to be used by the algorithm.

The key statement is intended for future use by the server. It is checked for syntax but is otherwise ignored.

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