class Net::SSH::KeyFactory

A factory class for returning new Key classes. It is used for obtaining OpenSSL key instances via their SSH names, and for loading both public and private keys. It used used primarily by Net::SSH itself, internally, and will rarely (if ever) be directly used by consumers of the library.

klass = Net::SSH::KeyFactory.get("rsa")
assert klass.is_a?(OpenSSL::PKey::RSA)

key = Net::SSH::KeyFactory.load_public_key("~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub")

Constants

MAP

Specifies the mapping of SSH names to OpenSSL key classes.

Public Class Methods

get(name) click to toggle source

Fetch an OpenSSL key instance by its SSH name. It will be a new, empty key of the given type.

# File lib/net/ssh/key_factory.rb, line 32
def get(name)
  MAP.fetch(name).new
end
load_data_private_key(data, passphrase=nil, ask_passphrase=true, filename="", prompt=Prompt.default) click to toggle source

Loads a private key. It will correctly determine whether the file describes an RSA or DSA key, and will load it appropriately. The new key is returned. If the key itself is encrypted (requiring a passphrase to use), the user will be prompted to enter their password unless passphrase works.

# File lib/net/ssh/key_factory.rb, line 51
def load_data_private_key(data, passphrase=nil, ask_passphrase=true, filename="", prompt=Prompt.default)
  key_read, error_classes = classify_key(data, filename)

  encrypted_key = data.match(/ENCRYPTED/)
  tries = 0

  prompter = nil
  result =
    begin
      key_read[data, passphrase || 'invalid']
    rescue *error_classes
      if encrypted_key && ask_passphrase
        tries += 1
        if tries <= 3
          prompter ||= prompt.start(type: 'private_key', filename: filename, sha: Digest::SHA256.digest(data))
          passphrase = prompter.ask("Enter passphrase for #{filename}:", false)
          retry
        else
          raise
        end
      else
        raise
      end
    end
  prompter.success if prompter
  result
end
load_data_public_key(data, filename="") click to toggle source

Loads a public key. It will correctly determine whether the file describes an RSA or DSA key, and will load it appropriately. The new public key is returned.

# File lib/net/ssh/key_factory.rb, line 90
def load_data_public_key(data, filename="")
  fields = data.split(/ /)

  blob = nil
  begin
    blob = fields.shift
  end while !blob.nil? && !/^(ssh-(rsa|dss|ed25519)|ecdsa-sha2-nistp\d+)(-cert-v01@openssh\.com)?$/.match(blob)
  blob = fields.shift

  raise Net::SSH::Exception, "public key at #{filename} is not valid" if blob.nil?

  blob = blob.unpack("m*").first
  reader = Net::SSH::Buffer.new(blob)
  reader.read_key or raise OpenSSL::PKey::PKeyError, "not a public key #{filename.inspect}"
end
load_private_key(filename, passphrase=nil, ask_passphrase=true, prompt=Prompt.default) click to toggle source

Loads a private key from a file. It will correctly determine whether the file describes an RSA or DSA key, and will load it appropriately. The new key is returned. If the key itself is encrypted (requiring a passphrase to use), the user will be prompted to enter their password unless passphrase works.

# File lib/net/ssh/key_factory.rb, line 41
def load_private_key(filename, passphrase=nil, ask_passphrase=true, prompt=Prompt.default)
  data = File.read(File.expand_path(filename))
  load_data_private_key(data, passphrase, ask_passphrase, filename, prompt)
end
load_public_key(filename) click to toggle source

Loads a public key from a file. It will correctly determine whether the file describes an RSA or DSA key, and will load it appropriately. The new public key is returned.

# File lib/net/ssh/key_factory.rb, line 82
def load_public_key(filename)
  data = File.read(File.expand_path(filename))
  load_data_public_key(data, filename)
end