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SSH KEY GENERATION

SLAC Computing
Software Engineering
Detailed
Unix
 

 


 This web page gives information on how to create an ssh key.


 

  1. login to mcclogin
    1. Type:  ssh-keygen -t dsa
      1. Take all the defaults -DO NOT type anything - Just hit "Enter" at the prompts
 

For Example:

>>ssh-keygen -t dsa
Generating public/private dsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/cud10/.ssh/id_dsa):    ENTER
Created directory '/home/cud10/.ssh'.
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):     ENTER
Enter same passphrase again:     ENTER
Your identification has been saved in /home/cud10/.ssh/id_dsa.
Your public key has been saved in /home/cud10/.ssh/id_dsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
a8:f2:c0:e3:59:54:a7:16:c8:8a:3b:d0:64:ee:49:11 cud10@mccfs2


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Author:K. Brobeck

Modified: 23-Mar-2011