Fingerprint of PEM ssh key

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The problem

I was on AWS and needed to select SSH Key pair. It has been a while that I needed to create one that might require SSH Key pair. So to be sure I got the correct key, I needed to compare fingerprint listed on Key Pair list. I do have pem key with name contain aws so I want to generate finger print for that key.

How to solve it

openssl pkcs8 -in path/to/private_key_file -nocrypt -topk8 -outform DER | openssl sha1 -c

or use AWS tool

sudo apt install ec2-api-tools
ec2-fingerprint-key path/to/private_key_file

That’s it!



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