#ssh #dir #ssh-key

app ssh-key-dir

AuthorizedKeysCommand wrapper to read ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.d

5 releases

0.1.4 Sep 27, 2022
0.1.3 Jan 19, 2022
0.1.2 Jun 26, 2020
0.1.1 Jun 17, 2020
0.1.0 Jun 16, 2020

#129 in Authentication


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ssh-key-dir is an sshd AuthorizedKeysCommand that reads SSH authorized key files from a directory, ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.d. It allows SSH keys to be managed by multiple tools and processes, without competing over ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

ssh-key-dir reads key files in lexigraphical order, ignoring any filenames starting with a dot.


Installing on Fedora

ssh-key-dir is packaged in Fedora:

sudo dnf install ssh-key-dir

Installing the package automatically configures sshd to read keys using ssh-key-dir.

Installing with Cargo

You can also install just the ssh-key-dir binary with Rust's Cargo package manager:

cargo install ssh-key-dir

Build and install from source tree

To build from the source tree:


To install the binary and sshd_config.d fragment to a target rootfs (e.g. under a coreos-assembler workdir):

make install DESTDIR=/my/dest/dir


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