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Keystok Python Client

Project Description

This tool provides shell access to Keystok from Linux, OS X and other UNIX-like operating systems. It can be used e.g. inside Docker containers to access Keystok keys.


To install the Python client, run this in your shell:

pip install keystok

You can do it inside a virtualenv if needed.


Run “keystok -h” for help on the available commands and options.

Specifying the access token

To configure the access token, first run this in the shell:

export KEYSTOK_ACCESS_TOKEN=<access token from>

Alternatively you can also specify the token in each command using:

keystok -a <token>

In Dockerfiles you might want to use the convenient ENV directive:

ENV KEYSTOK_ACCESS_TOKEN <access token from>

Or to keep it out of the Dockerfile, specify it with docker run instead:

docker run -e KEYSTOK_ACCESS_TOKEN=<access token>

It’s also possible to place the access token in one of these files:

./.keystok/access_token (under current directory) ~/.keystok/access_token (under home directory)


To list all keys associated with the application:

keystok ls

To retrieve a key and output it into stdout:

keystok get <keyid>

To automatically retrieve ssh keys and generate a ssh configuration:

keystok [-f] sshautoconfig (the -f option will force-overwrite any existing SSH keys)

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