To generate key pair just use New-SelfSignedCertificate cmdlet, then you can use generated certificate to encrypt/decrypt data using Protect/Unprotect-CmsMessage (this is PGP-like cmdlets, meaning you don't have to deal with symmetric key part yourself). Then to share or move keys to other machines you can use Import/Export-Certificate cmdlets.

I was recently in a meeting where a person needed to generate a private andpublic key for RSA encryption, but they were using a PC (Windows). This is somethingthat is easily done via a terminal using ssh-keygen on Mac and Linux, however on Windows…this tool is not easily accessible to the non-technical person.

It then occurred to me (and a head slapped followed), that I have fairly recentlypublished a library for Javascript RSA encryption which includes private andpublic key generation for RSA encryption. Not only that, but this is allavailable online.


So, if anyone needs an online RSA key generator, look no further than

This directly maps to the Open Source GitHub repository found at, soanyone can modify this website to make it better.

And here is an iframe of the RSA key generation tool.


To sign an assembly with a strong name, you must have a public/private key pair. This public and private cryptographic key pair is used during compilation to create a strong-named assembly. You can create a key pair using the Strong Name tool (Sn.exe). Key pair files usually have an .snk extension.


In Visual Studio, the C# and Visual Basic project property pages include a Signing tab that enables you to select existing key files or to generate new key files without using Sn.exe. In Visual C++, you can specify the location of an existing key file in the Advanced property page in the Linker section of the Configuration Properties section of the Property Pages window. The use of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute attribute to identify key file pairs was made obsolete beginning with Visual Studio 2005.

Create a key pair

To create a key pair, at a command prompt, type the following command:

sn –k <file name>

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In this command, file name is the name of the output file containing the key pair.

The following example creates a key pair called sgKey.snk.

If you intend to delay sign an assembly and you control the whole key pair (which is unlikely outside test scenarios), you can use the following commands to generate a key pair and then extract the public key from it into a separate file. First, create the key pair:

Next, extract the public key from the key pair and copy it to a separate file:

Once you create the key pair, you must put the file where the strong name signing tools can find it.

When signing an assembly with a strong name, the Assembly Linker (Al.exe) looks for the key file relative to the current directory and to the output directory. When using command-line compilers, you can simply copy the key to the current directory containing your code modules.

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If you are using an earlier version of Visual Studio that does not have a Signing tab in the project properties, the recommended key file location is the project directory with the file attribute specified as follows:

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