[pycrypto] Public key algos usage

Kiwi spiky.kiwi at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 17:42:23 CST 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Lorenz Quack <don at amberfisharts.com> wrote:
> Hi Stefano,
> As far as I know the API remains the same whether the key is a private/public key pair
> or only the public key. So this should work (However, I didn't test this code):
>  >>> message = "this is a secret"
>  >>> pub_key = key_pair.publickey()
>  >>> cipher_text = pub_key.encrypt(message, "")
> I also think that the API-Reference [1] is fairly accurate.
> I hope that helps. If not, maybe you show some code how you try to use it.

Thank you for the fast answer.
I understand the code above.
Still something is not clear to me.
And how do I export the public key (or a keypair) to a string? How do
I import it back?
I want just the key so it can be reused by other libraries and future
versions of this one, so I cannot just serialize the object.

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