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Description

This function retrieves an SSH key.


Warning:

We strongly recommend that you use UAPI instead of cPanel API 2. However, no equivalent UAPI function exists.

Examples 


 WHM API (JSON)
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess###########/json-api/cpanel?cpanel_jsonapi_user=user&cpanel_jsonapi_apiversion=2&cpanel_jsonapi_module=SSH&cpanel_jsonapi_func=fetchkey&name=user&pub=0


Note:

 For more information, read our Calls from the WHM API documentation.

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
// Retrieve the private SSH key for "user"
$list_key = $cpanel->api2(
    'SSH', 'fetchkey', 
    array(
        'name' => 'user',
        'pub' => '0',
 ) 
);


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
# Retrieve the private SSH key for "user"
my $list_key = $cpliveapi->api2(
    'SSH', 'fetchkey',
    {
        'name' => '1024',
        'pub' => '0',
    }
);


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


Warnings:

  • In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.
  • cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary in code syntax and in their output.
  • For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation.

 Command Line
cpapi2 --user=username SSH fetchkey name=1024 pub=0


Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • You must run the --user=username command.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 2 documentation or run the cpapi2 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi2 command:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cpapi2

 Output (JSON)
{
  "cpanelresult": {
    "apiversion": 2,
    "func": "fetchkey",
    "data": [
      {
        "name": "user.pub",
        "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAIEAomhpdCKB+gPO5TaxKWqvWa7dGsaSnKkrdRtb4S6DQQM2EcW2Xevp1HGYZr5YK3h2SGQqhkeFG44xv\/eJCIIai8FCHV3ulWlzzt4W6akTHWET1q6bl\/aUq36OvMdsBCiZ5UkhI0+ZAEpCQWdUpBQFHxaxZuypaJbL1ITmAs\/k+x8="
      }
    ],
    "event": {
      "result": 1
    },
    "module": "SSH"
  }
}


Note:

Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.

   

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
namestring

Required

The SSH key's filename.

A valid string.

Note:

You cannot use the following names:

  • config
  • known_hosts
  • authorized_keys
  • environment
  • rc
  • identity
user
pubstring

Whether to retrieve the public or private key.

This value defaults to 0.

  • 1 — Retrieve the public key.
  • 0 — Retrieve the private key.
0

Returns

ReturnTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
namestring

The SSH key's filename.

A string that contains the fingerprint and file location.user
keystringThe SSH key.A valid SSH key.
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ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAAIEAomhpdCKB+gPO5TaxKWqvWa7dGsaSnKkrdRtb4S6DQQM2EcW2Xevp1HGYZr5YK3h2SGQqhkeFG44xv\/eJCIIai8FCHV3ulWlzzt4W6akTHWET1q6bl\/aUq36OvMdsBCiZ5UkhI0+ZAEpCQWdUpBQFHxaxZuypaJbL1ITmAs\/k+x8=
reasonstring

A reason for failure.

Note:

This function only returns a reason value if it failed.

A string that describes the error.

This is an error message.
resultBoolean

Whether the function succeeded.

  • 1 — The function succeeded.
  • 0 — The function failed.
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