How to extract public keys from github enterprise

Bash script to extract public keys for each member of a team in a specific organization in GitHub

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The following post will explain how to get all the public keys used by members of a team in github. This can be useful whenever you want to setup ssh keys to give access to a new machine.

Before starting you need an access token in order to call your GitHub api, the easiest way is creating a personal access token and select the read:org as in the screenshot below. If you are interested in other in other authorization mechanisms refere to the official documentation.

Create a personal access token


#!/usr/bin/env bash

set -eu

if [[ "$#" -ne 5 ]]; then
  echo "Usage: $0 <git_username> <git_personal_token> <api_url> <organization_name> <team_name>" >&2
  exit 1


team=$(curl -s -u $git_username:$git_personal_token $api_url/orgs/$organization_name/teams | jq -r ".[] | select(.slug == \"$team_name\") | .members_url | split(\"{\")[0]")
member_urls=$(curl -s -u $git_username:$git_personal_token $team | jq -r '.[] | .url')
while read -r line; do
    curl -s -u $git_username:$git_personal_token $line/keys | jq -r '.[] | .key'
done <<< "$member_urls"
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