[Bug 2432] ssh-keygen and tools should be able to get public part directly from private key (portability)

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Fri May 10 17:59:20 AEST 2019


Jakub Jelen <jjelen at redhat.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |INVALID

--- Comment #3 from Jakub Jelen <jjelen at redhat.com> ---
After the years, I do no longer thing this is a very useful thing to
do. This would work nicely with RSA keys, but not with ECDSA, where the
public part is not always available in the private key object.
Additionally the need to login for most of the private keys makes its
use more complicated.

Moreover, all the sane smart cards have at least the public and private
keys available. Having only private ones I would consider a
misconfiguration. I am sorry for the confusion.

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