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OpenDNSSEC enforcer Engine client.

April 2016
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ods-enforcer - OpenDNSSEC enforcer Engine client


ods-enforcer help | start | stop | reload | running ods-enforcer queue | flush | signconf | enforce | verbosity <number> ods-enforcer update conf | repositorylist | all ods-enforcer policy list | export | import | purge | resalt ods-enforcer zone list | add | delete ods-enforcer zonelist export | import ods-enforcer key list | export | import | ds-submit | ds-seen | ds-retract | ds-gone | generate | purge | rollover ods-enforcer backup list | prepare | commit | rollback ods-enforcer rollover list ods-enforcer repository list ods-enforcer help [COMMAND]


ods-enforcer is part of the OpenDNSSEC software. With this tool, you can send commands to the enforcer engine daemon. ods-enforcer manages the operation of the KASP Enforcer, which is the part of OpenDNSSEC that triggers key generation and signing operations on domains based on policies with user-defined timing and security requirements. Among the functions of ods-enforcer are key management, import to the zone list and manually rolling keys to recover from exceptional situations like key loss. The following sections discuss the subcommands. For more information, go to and visit the Documentation page.


help Show a brief list of commands. start Start the engine and the process. stop Stop the engine and terminate the process. reload Reload the engine. running Return acknowledgment that the engine is running. verbosity Set verbosity to the given number.


queue queue shows all scheduled tasks with their time of the earliest executions, as well as all tasks currently being processed. flush Execute all scheduled tasks immediately. enforce Force the enforcer to run once for every zone.


signconf Force write of signer configuration files for all zones. update conf Update the configuration from conf.xml and reload the enforcer. update repository list List repositories. update all Perform policy import, zonelist import, and update repository list.


policy list List all policies in the database. policy export (--policy <policy> | --all) Export a specified policy or all of them from the database. policy import Import policies from kasp.xml into the enforcer database. policy purge This command will remove any policies from the database which have no associated zones. Use with caution. policy resalt Generate new NSEC3 salts for policies that have salts older than the resalt dura‐ tion.


zone list List all zones currently in the database. zone add --zone <zone> [--policy <policy>] [--signerconf <path>] [--in-type <type>] [--input <path>] [--out-type <type>] [--output <path>] [--xml] [--suspend] Add a new zone to the enforcer database. zone delete (--zone <zone> | --all [--xml]) Delete a zone or all of zones from the enforcer database. zonelist export Export list of zones from the database to the zonelist.xml file. zonelist import [--remove-missing-zones] [--file <absolute path>] Import zones from zonelist.xml into the enforcer database.


key list [--verbose] [--debug] [--parsable] [--zone] [--keystate] [--all] List information about keys in all zones, or in a particular zone from the data‐ base. key export (--zone <zone> | --all) [--keystate <state>] [--keytype <type>] [--ds] Export DNSKEY(s) for a given zone/all from the database. key import --cka_id <CKA_ID> --repository <repository> --zone <zone> --bits <size> --algo‐ rithm <algorithm> --keystate <state> --keytype <type> --inception_time <time> Add a key which was created outside of the OpenDNSSEC code into the enforcer data‐ base. key ds-submit --zone <zone> (--keytag <keytag> | --cka_id <CKA_ID>) Issue a ds-submit to the enforcer for a KSK. key ds-seen --zone <zone> (--keytag <keytag> | --cka_id <CKA_ID>) Issue a ds-seen to the enforcer for a KSK. key ds-seen --all Issue a ds-seen for all ready (for ds-seen) KSKs. This command indicates to OpenDNSSEC that a submitted DS record has appeared in the parent zone, and thereby trigger the completion of a KSK rollover. key ds-retract --zone <zone> (--keytag <keytag> | --cka_id <CKA_ID>) Issue a ds-retract to the enforcer for a KSK. key ds-gone --zone <zone> (--keytag <keytag> | --cka_id <CKA_ID>) Issue a ds-gone to the enforcer for a KSK. key generate --duration <duration> (--policy <policy> | --all) Pre-generate keys for all or a given policy, the duration to pre-generate for can be specified or otherwise its taken from the conf.xml. key purge (--policy <policy> | --zone <zone>) This command will remove keys from the database and HSM that are dead. key rollover (--zone <zone> | --policy <policy>) [--keytype <keytype> | --all] Start a key rollover of the desired type *now* or all of them. The process is the same as for the scheduled automated rollovers however it does not wait for the keys lifetime to expire before rolling. The next rollover is due after the newest key aged passed its lifetime. rollover list [--zone <zone>] List the expected dates and times of upcoming rollovers. This can be used to get an idea of upcoming works.


backup list --repository <repository> Enumerate backup status of keys. backup prepare --repository <repository> Flag the keys found in all configured HSMs as to be backed up. backup commit --repository <repository> Mark flagged keys found in all configured HSMs as backed up. backup rollback --repository <repository> repository list List repositories.


/etc/opendnssec/conf.xml The main configuration file for OpenDNSSEC. /etc/opendnssec/zonelist.xml The list of zones as defined in conf.xml. This list is used during 'zonelist import'. /etc/opendnssec/kasp.xml The configuration of policies that define timing and security, as defined in conf.xml. /var/lib/opendnssec/unsigned/ The location that is usually configured in conf.xml which contains unsigned zones. /var/lib/opendnssec/signed/ The location that is usually configured in conf.xml which contains signed zones.


will log all the problems via stderr.


ods-control(8), ods-enforcerd(8), ods-signerd(8), ods-signer(8), ods-kasp(5), ods-kaspcheck(1), ods-timing(5), ods-hsmspeed(1), ods-hsmutil(1), opendnssec(7),


ods-enforcer was written by NLnet Labs as part of the OpenDNSSEC project.
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ods-enforcer(8) referred by ods-control(8) | ods-enforcer-db-setup(8) | ods-enforcerd(8) | ods-hsmspeed(1) | ods-hsmutil(1) | ods-kasp(5) | ods-kaspcheck(1) | ods-signerd(8) | ods-timing(5) | opendnssec(7)
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