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From Frankie Onuonga <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Return ssh publickeys in listSSHKeyPairs
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:05:32 GMT
Hi guys ,
>From my fundamentals of security I do not think returning a public key is wrong .
What is sensitive is the private key.
As long as that is bit exposed in any way then all should be well.

Thanks and good day

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From: sebgoa<>
Sent: ‎10/‎8/‎2013 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Return ssh publickeys in listSSHKeyPairs

On Oct 5, 2013, at 3:41 PM, Ian Duffy <> wrote:

> Hi,
> With the development of gClouds, a google compute interface for
> cloudstack I have found the need to get access to the ssh public keys
> that Cloudstack generates as part of a keypair.
> The publickeys are currently not exposed in any way. As a result of
> this I'm implementing a hacky workaround to segment ssh public keys
> across tags on an instance which is far from ideal.
> Does anybody have any objections towards modifying listSSHKeyPairs to
> return the public key along with the fingerprint and key name?
> Thanks,
> Ian.

that's a +1 from me since it is returned during the createSSHKeyPair call.

There might be a security reason for not returning the public key on a list call, but I don't
see it.


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