SYSTEMD-ASK-PASSWORD-CONSOLE.SE8/SYSTEMD-ASK-PASSWORD-CONSOLE.SERVICE">SYSTEMD-ASK-PASSWORD-CONSOLE.SERVICE(8)

     NAME
          systemd-ask-password-console.service, systemd-ask-password-
          console.path, systemd-ask-password-wall.service, systemd-
          ask-password-wall.path - Query the user for system passwords
          on the console and via wall

     SYNOPSIS
          systemd-ask-password-console.service

          systemd-ask-password-console.path

          systemd-ask-password-wall.service

          systemd-ask-password-wall.path

     DESCRIPTION
          systemd-ask-password-console.service is a system service
          that queries the user for system passwords (such as hard
          disk encryption keys and SSL certificate passphrases) on the
          console. It is intended to be used during boot to ensure
          proper handling of passwords necessary for boot.
          systemd-ask-password-wall.service is a system service that
          informs all logged in users for system passwords via
          wall(1). It is intended to be used after boot to ensure that
          users are properly notified.

          See the m[blue]developer documentationm[][1] for more
          information about the system password logic.

          Note that these services invoke systemd-tty-ask-password-
          agent(1) with either the --watch --console or --watch --wall
          command line parameters.

     SEE ALSO
          systemd(1), systemd-tty-ask-password-agent(1), wall(1)

     NOTES
           1. developer documentation
              https://systemd.io/PASSWORD_AGENTS/

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