Help:SSH Fingerprints
SSH fingerprints of host keys for Wikimedia bastion servers in the production, Cloud VPS, and Toolforge environments. These can be used to validate the authenticity of keys offered by hosts when attempting to connect for the first time or if the key has changed due to a full reimaging of the server.
Note to maintainers, new fingerprint pages should be fully-protected when created to prevent tampering.
Collecting or updating fingerprints
You can download fingerprints for the entire Wikimedia cluster from​, which is available publicly.
curl "" -o ~/.ssh/known_hosts
From within the Wikimedia networks
To find this information, locally you can just run this:
on any host (from ./modules/base/files/environment/gen_fingerprints), or...:
for file in /etc/ssh/*; do ssh-keygen -lf $file; done
To get the ECDSA base64 fingerprint, login to the bastion for the host, then run the following command:
ssh-keyscan -t ecdsa <hostname> 2>/dev/null | awk '{print $3}' | base64 -d | sha256sum -b | awk '{print $1}' | xxd -r -p | base64
If that doesn't work, you might try using ssh -o FingerprintHash=md5 and comparing the MD5 checksum against the fingerprints on subpages here (or the fingerprint derived when attempting to SSH from the bastion host), or try the following Python code.
From a remote host
Remotely (and to format it for these pages), something like this should work:
#!/usr/bin/python3​import sysif len(sys.argv) == 0: print('Must specify hostname') sys.exit(0)hostname = sys.argv[1]port = 22if len(sys.argv) > 2: port = sys.argv[2]import collections, subprocess, tempfilewith tempfile​.​NamedTemporaryFile​() as tf: keyscanCommand = 'ssh-keyscan', '-t', 'rsa,ecdsa,ed25519', '-p', str(port), hostname subprocess​.​call​(​keyscanCommand​, stdout = tf.file, stderr = open('/dev/null')) fingerprints = collections​.​defaultdict​(​list​) for fingerprintHash in ['md5', 'sha256']: keygenCommand = ['ssh-keygen', '-l', '-E', fingerprintHash, '-f',] keygenProcess = subprocess​.​Popen​(​keygenCommand​, stdout = subprocess.PIPE) stdout, stderr = keygenProcess​.​communicate​() for line in stdout​.​decode​(​'ascii'​)​.​splitlines​(): bitlen, fingerprint, hostname, type = line.split(' ') fingerprints​[​type​[​1​:​-​1​]]​.​append​(​fingerprint​) for type, keys in fingerprints.items(): print(';' + type + ':') for key in keys: print('* <code>' + key + '</code>') print()
Assuming you have OpenSSH 6.8+ (Ubuntu 15.10 provides 6.9). If you don't, you'll need to get rid of the 'sha256' list entry and remove the "'-E', fingerprintHash, ".
Last edited on 17 December 2020, at 01:45
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