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Returns the hex encoded host key.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
SSH 6.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "SSH.HostKey"; SSH { ; Selector } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
SSH The SSH session reference number from the plugin. $ssh
Selector What value to return. Default is hex.
hex: Return the key hex encoded.
base64: Return key as base 64 encoded.
length: Length of key in bytes.
type: RSA or DSS, ECDSA256 or unknown.
"type" Optional


Returns text or error.


Returns the hex encoded host key.


Query length of key:

MBS( "SSH.HostKey"; $SSH; "length")

Query type of key:

MBS( "SSH.HostKey"; $SSH; "type")

See also

Example Databases

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Created 29th May 2016, last changed 25th June 2022

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