CURLOPT_SSH_PUBLIC_KEYFILE

Section: curl_easy_setopt options (3)
Updated: May 31, 2017
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NAME

CURLOPT_SSH_PUBLIC_KEYFILE - set public key file for SSH auth  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SSH_PUBLIC_KEYFILE,
                          char *filename);
 

DESCRIPTION

Pass a char * pointing to a filename for your public key. If not used, libcurl defaults to $HOME/.ssh/id_dsa.pub if the HOME environment variable is set, and just "id_dsa.pub" in the current directory if HOME is not set.

If NULL (or an empty string) is passed, libcurl will pass no public key to libssh2, which then tries to compute it from the private key. This is known to work with libssh2 1.4.0+ linked against OpenSSL.

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.  

DEFAULT

NULL  

PROTOCOLS

SFTP and SCP  

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "sftp://example.com/file");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_SSH_PUBLIC_KEYFILE,
                   "/home/clarkkent/.ssh/id_rsa.pub");
  ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}
 

AVAILABILITY

The "" trick was added in 7.26.0  

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.  

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_SSH_PRIVATE_KEYFILE(3), CURLOPT_SSH_AUTH_TYPES(3),


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
DEFAULT
PROTOCOLS
EXAMPLE
AVAILABILITY
RETURN VALUE
SEE ALSO