Apr 23, 2012 Generating a RSA Key with the Java Keytool Use the Java keytool to create public and private keys for RSA authentication if the client is in Java. RSA authentication uses public and private keys instead of passwords to authenticate with the ESP Server.


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.

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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>

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.

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:

See also

Generate a RSA PEM key pair from pure JS




Performance greatly depends on the bit size of the generated private key. With 1024 bits you get a key in 0.5s-2s, with 2048 bits it takes 8s-20s, on the same machine. As this will block the event loop while generating the key,make sure that's ok or to spawn a child process or run it inside a webworker.

Pro Tip: authorized_keys

@maxogden found out how to use this module to create entries for the authorized_keys file:



Get an RSA PEM key pair.

opts can be

  • bits: the size for the private key in bits. Default: 2048.
  • e: the public exponent to use. Default: 65537.

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With npm do


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To digitalbazaar for theirforge project, this library is merely awrapper around some of forge's functions.

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