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.TH "SYSTEMD\-ASK\-PASSWORD\-CONSOLE\&.SERVICE" "8" "" "systemd 215" "systemd-ask-password-console.service"
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.SH "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
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.PP
systemd\-ask\-password\-console\&.service
.PP
systemd\-ask\-password\-console\&.path
.PP
systemd\-ask\-password\-wall\&.service
.PP
systemd\-ask\-password\-wall\&.path
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
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
\fBwall\fR(1)\&. It is intended to be used after boot to ensure that users are properly notified\&.
.PP
See the
\m[blue]\fBdeveloper documentation\fR\m[]\&\s-2\u[1]\d\s+2
for more information about the system password logic\&.
.PP
Note that these services invoke
\fBsystemd-tty-ask-password-agent\fR(1)
with either the
\fB\-\-watch \-\-console\fR
or
\fB\-\-watch \-\-wall\fR
command line parameters\&.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.PP
\fBsystemd\fR(1),
\fBsystemd-tty-ask-password-agent\fR(1),
\fBwall\fR(1)
.SH "NOTES"
.IP " 1." 4
developer documentation
.RS 4
\%http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PasswordAgents
.RE