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A setuptools extension for signed certificate and public key metadata for verifying contents of pip modules.

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Setuptools Certificate Metadata Extension

This is a setuptools extension that provides new keyword arguments privkey_path and pubkey_path.

By specifying the privkey_path, setuptools will generate the git hash (SHA1) of the module directory and sign the output based on the PEM key path passed in. The resulting signature will be stored as egg metadata {{module_name}}.sig accessible via pkg_resources module.

If passing pubkey_path, this will simply be copied in as egg metadata {{module_name}}.pub.

This provides a solution to determining the 'trust-worthiness' of plugins or extensions that may be developed by the community for a given pip package if the public key file is available for the RSA keypair. The choice of what to do for failed verification is up to you.


Extensible Package e.g. base


Plugin Package e.g. plugin1


Verifying Contents

import pkg_resources
from pathlib import Path
from setuptools_certificate import hash_pkg, verify

base_name = 'base'
plugin_name = 'plugin1'
base_meta = pkg_resources.get_distribution(base_name)
plugin_meta = pkg_resources.get_distribution(plugin_name)

data = hash_pkg(str(Path(plugin_meta.module_path, plugin_name)))
signature = plugin_meta.get_metadata('{}.sig'.format(plugin_name))
pubkey_path = str(Path(base_meta.egg_info, '{}.pub'.format(base_name)))

verify(pubkey_path, data, signature)

Compatibility with git and openssl CLI

For reference, certificates may also be generated and verified using git and openssl by the following process:


$ cd {{/path/to/local/repo/dir}}
$ git add . --all
$ GIT_HASH=$(git ls-files -s {{/pip/package/dir}} | git hash-object --stdin)
$ printf $GIT_HASH | openssl dgst -sha256 -sign {{/path/to/privkey/pem}} -out {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin -sigopt rsa_padding_mode:pss
$ openssl enc -base64 -in {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin -out {{pip_package_name}}.sig
$ rm {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin
$ git reset


$ cd {{/path/to/local/repo/dir}}
$ git add . --all
$ GIT_HASH=$(git ls-files -s {{/pip/package/dir}} | git hash-object --stdin)
$ openssl enc -base64 -d -in {{pip_package_name}}.sig -out {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin
$ printf $GIT_HASH | openssl dgst -sha256 -verify {{/path/to/pubkey/pem}} -signature {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin -sigopt rsa_padding_mode:pss
$ rm {{pip_package_name}}.sigbin
$ git reset

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