2. Installation

Installation can be done in various ways. The simplest form uses pip:

pip install rsa

Depending on your system you may need to use sudo pip if you want to install the library system-wide, or use pip install --user rsa to install the library in your home directory.

Installation from source is also quite easy. Download the source and then type:

python setup.py install

The sources are tracked in our Git repository at GitHub. It also hosts the issue tracker.

2.1. Dependencies

Python-RSA is compatible with Python versions 3.5 and newer. The last version with Python 2.7 support was Python-RSA 4.0.

Python-RSA has very few dependencies. As a matter of fact, to use it you only need Python itself. Loading and saving keys does require an extra module, though: pyasn1. If you used pip or easy_install like described above, you should be ready to go.

2.2. Development dependencies

In order to start developing on Python-RSA, use Git to get a copy of the source:

git clone https://github.com/sybrenstuvel/python-rsa.git

Use Pipenv to install the development requirements in a virtual environment:

cd python-rsa
pipenv install --dev