Subject: Re: libssh2 pubkey authentication with private key only

Re: libssh2 pubkey authentication with private key only

From: Paul Romero <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:20:40 -0800

Peter Stuge wrote:

> Paul Romero wrote:
> > > We've been discussing on IRC recently how to proceed with this
> > > due to the missing gcrypt support, but I think I'm in favour of
> > > adding this feature for openssl-builds as a start even if nobody
> > > steps up to do the gcrypt side of it just yet.
> >
> > Is this related to the fact the libgcrypt can't decode
> > passphrase encrypted private RSA keys ?
> No, that's a separate issue. Deriving public key from an unencrypted
> private key using libgcrypt should be much less of an effort than
> supporting encrypted keys.

If my memory is right, the scope of the problem I mentioned
is limited to decrypting a key. I looked at the code and the
task does not look technically complex. However, identifying
the relevant section of the standards is another matter.

> //Peter
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Paul Romero
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Received on 2010-12-16