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libssh2_userauth_publickey_fromfile(3)                          libssh2 manual


libssh2_userauth_publickey_fromfile - authenticate a session with a public key, read from a file


#include <libssh2.h> int libssh2_userauth_publickey_fromfile_ex(LIBSSH2_SESSION *session, const char *username, unsigned int ousername_len, const char *publickey, const char *privatekey, const char *passphrase);


session - Session instance as returned by libssh2_session_init_ex(3) username - Pointer to user name to authenticate as. username_len - Length of username. publickey - Path name of the public key file. (e.g. /etc/ssh/hostkey.pub). If libssh2 is built against OpenSSL, this option can be set to NULL. privatekey - Path name of the private key file. (e.g. /etc/ssh/hostkey) passphrase - Passphrase to use when decoding privatekey. Attempt public key authentication using a PEM encoded private key file stored on disk


Return 0 on success or negative on failure. It returns LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN when it would otherwise block. While LIBSSH2_ERROR_EAGAIN is a negative number, it isn't really a failure per se.


LIBSSH2_ERROR_ALLOC - An internal memory allocation call failed. LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_SEND - Unable to send data on socket. LIBSSH2_ERROR_SOCKET_TIMEOUT - LIBSSH2_ERROR_PUBLICKEY_UNVERIFIED - The username/public key combination was invalid. LIBSSH2_ERROR_AUTHENTICATION_FAILED - Authentication using the supplied public key was not accepted.


libssh2_session_init_ex(3) libssh2 0.15 1 Jun 2007 libssh2_userauth_publickey_fromfile(3)

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