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Created November 22, 2019 04:44
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Python based VAPID key-pair generator
import base64
import ecdsa
def generate_vapid_keypair():
"""
Generate a new set of encoded key-pair for VAPID
"""
pk = ecdsa.SigningKey.generate(curve=ecdsa.NIST256p)
vk = pk.get_verifying_key()
return {
'private_key': base64.urlsafe_b64encode(pk.to_string()).strip("="),
'public_key': base64.urlsafe_b64encode("\x04" + vk.to_string()).strip("=")
}
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rahulshw commented Oct 5, 2020

Thanks for this code snippet. It worked like a charm.

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Tobiaqs commented May 1, 2024

Updated to work with recent Python versions

import base64
import ecdsa

def generate_vapid_keypair():
  """
  Generate a new set of encoded key-pair for VAPID
  """
  pk = ecdsa.SigningKey.generate(curve=ecdsa.NIST256p)
  vk = pk.get_verifying_key()

  return {
    'private_key': base64.urlsafe_b64encode(pk.to_string()).strip(b"="),
    'public_key': base64.urlsafe_b64encode(b"\x04" + vk.to_string()).strip(b"=")
  }

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