step crypto key inspect


step crypto key inspect -- print key details in human readable format


step crypto key inspect <key-file>


step crypto key inspect prints details of a public or a private key in a human readable format the public key corresponding to the given key-file.

Positional arguments

key-file Path to a public or private key.


--password-file=file The path to the file containing passphrase to decrypt private key.


Print details of the given key:

$ step crypto key inspect priv.pem


This command shows the raw parameters of the keys, it does not include headers that the marshaled version of the keys might have. For example, a marshaled version an EC public key will have 0x04 in the first byte to indicate the uncompressed form specified in section 4.3.6 of ANSI X9.62.