community.crypto.openssl_publickey_info module – Provide information for OpenSSL public keys

Note

This module is part of the community.crypto collection (version 2.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.crypto.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.crypto.openssl_publickey_info.

New in version 1.7.0: of community.crypto

Synopsis

  • This module allows one to query information on OpenSSL public keys.

  • It uses the cryptography python library to interact with OpenSSL.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • cryptography >= 1.2.3

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

content

string

Content of the public key file.

Either path or content must be specified, but not both.

path

path

Remote absolute path where the public key file is loaded from.

select_crypto_backend

string

Determines which crypto backend to use.

The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available.

If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cryptography

Notes

Note

  • Supports check_mode.

See Also

See also

community.crypto.openssl_publickey

The official documentation on the community.crypto.openssl_publickey module.

community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_info

The official documentation on the community.crypto.openssl_privatekey_info module.

Examples

- name: Generate an OpenSSL private key with the default values (4096 bits, RSA)
  community.crypto.openssl_privatekey:
    path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem

- name: Create public key from private key
  community.crypto.openssl_publickey:
    privatekey_path: /etc/ssl/private/ansible.com.pem
    path: /etc/ssl/ansible.com.pub

- name: Get information on public key
  community.crypto.openssl_publickey_info:
    path: /etc/ssl/ansible.com.pub
  register: result

- name: Dump information
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    var: result

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

fingerprints

dictionary

Fingerprints of public key.

For every hash algorithm available, the fingerprint is computed.

Returned: success

Sample: “{\u0027sha256\u0027: \u0027d4:b3:aa:6d:c8:04:ce:4e:ba:f6:29:4d:92:a3:94:b0:c2:ff:bd:bf:33:63:11:43:34:0f:51:b0:95:09:2f:63\u0027, \u0027sha512\u0027: \u0027f7:07:4a:f0:b0:f0:e6:8b:95:5f:f9:e6:61:0a:32:68:f1…”

public_data

dictionary

Public key data. Depends on key type.

Returned: success

curve

string

The curve’s name for ECC.

Returned: When type=ECC

exponent

integer

The RSA key’s public exponent.

Returned: When type=RSA

exponent_size

integer

The maximum number of bits of a private key. This is basically the bit size of the subgroup used.

Returned: When type=ECC

g

integer

The g value for DSA.

This is the element spanning the subgroup of the multiplicative group of the prime field used.

Returned: When type=DSA

modulus

integer

The RSA key’s modulus.

Returned: When type=RSA

p

integer

The p value for DSA.

This is the prime modulus upon which arithmetic takes place.

Returned: When type=DSA

q

integer

The q value for DSA.

This is a prime that divides p - 1, and at the same time the order of the subgroup of the multiplicative group of the prime field used.

Returned: When type=DSA

size

integer

Bit size of modulus (RSA) or prime number (DSA).

Returned: When type=RSA or type=DSA

x

integer

The x coordinate for the public point on the elliptic curve.

Returned: When type=ECC

y

integer

For type=ECC, this is the y coordinate for the public point on the elliptic curve.

For type=DSA, this is the publicly known group element whose discrete logarithm w.r.t. g is the private key.

Returned: When type=DSA or type=ECC

type

string

The key’s type.

One of RSA, DSA, ECC, Ed25519, X25519, Ed448, or X448.

Will start with unknown if the key type cannot be determined.

Returned: success

Sample: “RSA”

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)