»Command: operator keygen

The operator keygen command generates an encryption key that can be used for Nomad server's gossip traffic encryption. The keygen command uses a cryptographically strong pseudo-random number generator to generate the key.

The resulting key is encoded in the RFC4648 "URL and filename safe" base64 alphabet. If you use another tool such as OpenSSL to generate the gossip key, you should pipe the input through the base64(1) command to ensure it is safely encoded. For example: openssl rand 16 | base64


nomad operator keygen


$ nomad operator keygen