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[ aws . iam ]

get-ssh-public-key

Description

Retrieves the specified SSH public key, including metadata about the key.

The SSH public key retrieved by this operation is used only for authenticating the associated IAM user to an CodeCommit repository. For more information about using SSH keys to authenticate to an CodeCommit repository, see Set up CodeCommit for SSH connections in the CodeCommit User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  get-ssh-public-key
--user-name <value>
--ssh-public-key-id <value>
--encoding <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--user-name (string)

The name of the IAM user associated with the SSH public key.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

--ssh-public-key-id (string)

The unique identifier for the SSH public key.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern ) a string of characters that can consist of any upper or lowercased letter or digit.

--encoding (string)

Specifies the public key encoding format to use in the response. To retrieve the public key in ssh-rsa format, use SSH . To retrieve the public key in PEM format, use PEM .

Possible values:

  • SSH
  • PEM

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

Example 1: To retrieve an SSH public key attached to an IAM user in SSH encoded form

The following get-ssh-public-key command retrieves the specified SSH public key from the IAM user sofia. The output is in SSH encoding.

aws iam get-ssh-public-key \
    --user-name sofia \
    --ssh-public-key-id APKA123456789EXAMPLE \
    --encoding SSH

Output:

{
    "SSHPublicKey": {
        "UserName": "sofia",
        "SSHPublicKeyId": "APKA123456789EXAMPLE",
        "Fingerprint": "12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef:12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef",
        "SSHPublicKeyBody": "ssh-rsa <<long encoded SSH string>>",
        "Status": "Inactive",
        "UploadDate": "2019-04-18T17:04:49+00:00"
    }
}

Example 2: To retrieve an SSH public key attached to an IAM user in PEM encoded form

The following get-ssh-public-key command retrieves the specified SSH public key from the IAM user 'sofia'. The output is in PEM encoding.

aws iam get-ssh-public-key \
    --user-name sofia \
    --ssh-public-key-id APKA123456789EXAMPLE \
    --encoding PEM

Output:

{
    "SSHPublicKey": {
        "UserName": "sofia",
        "SSHPublicKeyId": "APKA123456789EXAMPLE",
        "Fingerprint": "12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef:12:34:56:78:90:ab:cd:ef",
        "SSHPublicKeyBody": ""-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----\n<<long encoded PEM string>>\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----\n"",
        "Status": "Inactive",
        "UploadDate": "2019-04-18T17:04:49+00:00"
    }
}

For more information about SSH keys in IAM, see Use SSH Keys and SSH with CodeCommit in the AWS IAM User Guide.

Output

SSHPublicKey -> (structure)

A structure containing details about the SSH public key.

UserName -> (string)

The name of the IAM user associated with the SSH public key.

SSHPublicKeyId -> (string)

The unique identifier for the SSH public key.

Fingerprint -> (string)

The MD5 message digest of the SSH public key.

SSHPublicKeyBody -> (string)

The SSH public key.

Status -> (string)

The status of the SSH public key. Active means that the key can be used for authentication with an CodeCommit repository. Inactive means that the key cannot be used.

UploadDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in ISO 8601 date-time format , when the SSH public key was uploaded.