SshKeyGenerator 1.1.51

dotnet add package SshKeyGenerator --version 1.1.51
NuGet\Install-Package SshKeyGenerator -Version 1.1.51
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="SshKeyGenerator" Version="1.1.51" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add SshKeyGenerator --version 1.1.51
#r "nuget: SshKeyGenerator, 1.1.51"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install SshKeyGenerator as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=SshKeyGenerator&version=1.1.51

// Install SshKeyGenerator as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=SshKeyGenerator&version=1.1.51

DotNet Core SSH KeyGen

Build status NuGet version (SshKeyGenerator)

After searching around for a solution to creating SSH keys using C# and dotnet core I came across the following stackoverflow posts which explain how to convert from RSACryptoServiceProvider to values suitable for use with ssh.

Supported Platforms

  • .NET 4.5 (Desktop / Server)
  • .NET Standard 2.0
  • .NET Standard 2.1
  • .NET 5.0
  • .NET 6.0


SshKeyGenerator is a library for .NET and is available on NuGet:

Install-Package SshKeyGenerator


dotnet add package SshKeyGenerator

Usage Example

var keygen = new SshKeyGenerator.SshKeyGenerator(2048);

var privateKey = keygen.ToPrivateKey();

var publicSshKey = keygen.ToRfcPublicKey();

var publicSshKeyWithComment = keygen.ToRfcPublicKey("");

Sample Output

+ohFsbcbAMcfLWGUdouyHvLvF21G0z50z2i2CrU7WW4WdrGGfxhU3TeRTXd7Skwk/K7iBBn3oc/xct generated-key

Export Methods

There are three methods which can be used to export SSH key data for use by other libraries such as FxSsh:

  1. byte[] ToBlobs : Export as Blobs
  2. string ToB64Blob : Export blobs as base64 string
  3. string ToXml : Export as XML string

Export methods usage:

// Create a new instance 
var keygen = new SshKeyGenerator.SshKeyGenerator(4096);

// Get Base64 encoded keys with private key
var base64Keys = keygen.ToB64Blob(true);

// Use in a SSH server. e.g. FxSsh
var server = new SshServer();
server.AddHostKey("ssh-rsa", base64Keys);



Thanks to the following contributors for their assistance with this library.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net452 is compatible.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
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  • .NETFramework 4.5.2

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 2.1

    • No dependencies.
  • net5.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net6.0

    • No dependencies.

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1.1.51 157,686 1/29/2023
1.1.50 81,539 3/18/2022
1.1.49 1,269 3/18/2022
1.1.48 1,170 3/18/2022
1.1.47 1,258 3/18/2022
1.1.46 1,211 3/18/2022
1.1.45 3,452 2/5/2022
1.1.44 1,328 2/3/2022
1.1.43 1,316 2/3/2022
1.1.42 1,257 2/3/2022
1.1.40 165,108 3/25/2021
1.1.39 1,156 3/25/2021
1.1.38 5,381 1/16/2021
1.1.33 34,212 3/5/2020
1.1.32 1,386 3/5/2020
1.1.31 14,804 10/30/2019
1.1.19 4,846 7/21/2018
1.1.18 1,808 7/21/2018
1.1.17 1,770 7/21/2018
1.1.16 1,817 7/18/2018
1.1.15 1,824 7/18/2018
1.1.14 1,788 7/18/2018
1.1.13 1,819 7/17/2018
1.1.12 1,785 7/17/2018
1.1.11 15,433 7/17/2018