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Signing Files with SSH 8.0

unsigned file

$ cat hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost
::1   localhost

1.2.3.4         egal

sign

$ ssh-keygen -Y sign -f id_rsa -n file hosts
Signing file hosts
Write signature to hosts.sig

signed file

$ cat hosts.sig
-----BEGIN SSH SIGNATURE-----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-----END SSH SIGNATURE-----

verify file

allowed signers

$ cat /etc/allowed_signers
mail@world.net ssh-rsa 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

verify

$ ssh-keygen -Y verify -f /etc/allowed_signers -I mail@world.net -n file -s hosts.sig < hosts  
Good "file" signature for mail@world.net with RSA key SHA256:uRvWRON9Tm1oMv25FRtpPTey8eo6ffij4nXcThpGjAI

sha256: 0d327ea3bb8a646630fff7ed061a5fe17f4bb9d0a3e3a3724915d9f7ef0fcc01