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  • Last Updated : 01 Feb, 2022

Python-RSA is an RSA implementation that is written entirely in Python. According to PKCS#1 version 1.5, it provides good support to encryption and decryption, signing and checking signatures, and key creation. It can be used both on the command line and as a Python library. In this article, we will discuss how to install Python-RSA on macOS.

Installing Python RSA on MacOS

Method 1: Using pip to install Python RSA Package

Follow the below steps to install the Python RSA package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest version of Python3 in macOS.

Step 2: Now check if pip3 and python3 are successfully installed in your system.

python3 –version

pip3 –version

Checking-python-and-pip-version

Step 3: Upgrade your pip with the latest version to avoid errors during the installation process.

pip3 install –upgrade pip

Upgrading-pip-in-macOS

Step 4: Now we install Python RSA using pip3. So enter the following command in your terminal:

pip3 install rsa

Installing-Python-RSA-package-using-pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Python RSA

Follow the below steps to install the Python RSA package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Python RSA from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/8c/ee/4022542e0fed77dd6ddade38e1e4dea3299f873b7fd4e6d78319953b0f83/rsa-4.8.tar.gz > rsa.tar.gz

Downloading-the-source-package-for-Python-RSA

Step 2: Now extract the downloaded package with help of the following command.

tar -xzvf rsa.tar.gz

Extracting-the-package

Step 3: Go to the main rsa-4.8 folder and use the following command to install the package.

cd rsa-4.8

python3 setup.py install

Note: Here, you are required to have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

Installing-Python-RSA-using-the-setup.py-file

Verifying Python RSA installation on macOS

To verify that Python RSA is successfully installed in your system use the following command in your terminal:

import rsa

If you do not get any error in the output then this means that the Python RSA is successfully installed in your system.

Verifying-Python-RSA-installation

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