NAME

bos_whoami - Display the authenticated identity seen by the BOS Server

SYNOPSIS

bos whoami -server <machine name> [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-principal <authentication principal> [-encrypt [<yes|no>]] [-config <configuration file>] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

The bos whoami command displays the authenticated identity seen by the BOS Server specified by the -server parameter.

It can be useful as a debugging tool to diagnose the cause of permission denied errors. Administrative rights are only granted if the displayed identity returned by bos whoami matches an entry in the output from vos listusers.

OPTIONS

-cell <cell name>

Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).

-noauth

Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).

-localauth

Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/yfs/server/KeyFileExt file. The bos command interpreter presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see bos(8).

-principal <authentication principal>

Indicates the principal to be used for authentication. This option can be useful when several credentials caches are available for different principals.

-encrypt [<yes|no>]

Enables or disables encryption for the command so that the operation's results are not transmitted across the network in clear text.

-verbose

Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the command's execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and error messages appear.

-config <configuration file>

Sets the location of the configuration file to be used. The default file is /etc/yfs/yfs-client.conf.

-help

Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

-help

Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

The output includes the authenticated identity seen by the bosserver.

EXAMPLES

The following example indicates that the user is authenticated to the bosserver on server srv.your-cell-name.com as alice@YOUR-CELL-NAME.COM :

   % bos whoami -server srv.your-file-name.com
   Current identity is gss 'alice@YOUR-CELL-NAME.COM'.

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

None

SEE ALSO

ReaderList(5), UserListExt(5), bos(8), bos_adduser(8), bos_listusers(8), bos_removeuser(8)

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