How to Install Python RSA Package on MacOS?
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.
Step 3: Upgrade your pip with the latest version to avoid errors during the installation process.
pip3 install –upgrade pip
Step 4: Now we install Python RSA using pip3. So enter the following command in your terminal:
pip3 install rsa
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
Step 2: Now extract the downloaded package with help of the following command.
tar -xzvf rsa.tar.gz
Step 3: Go to the main rsa-4.8 folder and use the following command to install the package.
python3 setup.py install
Note: Here, you are required to have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system
Verifying Python RSA installation on macOS
To verify that Python RSA is successfully installed in your system use the following command in your terminal:
If you do not get any error in the output then this means that the Python RSA is successfully installed in your system.