A keyfile is a piece of information used to associate a ship with an Urbit identity so that the ship can use the Arvo network. A keyfile is dependent upon the networking keys that have been set for the identity; we recommend using Bridge to set the networking keys and to generate the corresponding keyfile.
The keyfile is used as an argument in the command line when booting a ship. During the boot process, Vere passes the keyfile into the Arvo state.
- Installation Guide: Instructions on using a keyfile to boot a ship.