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unix 2017-03-19 11-08-12

Creating a SSH key on Linux

The tools to create and use SSH are standard, and should be present on most Linux distributions. With the following commands, you can generate ssh key.

Run: ssh-keygen -t rsa. For a more secure 4096-bit key, run: ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096
Press enter when asked where you want to save the key (this will use the default location).
Enter a passphrase for your key.
Run cat ~/.ssh/ - this will give you the key in the proper format to paste into the control panel.
Make sure you backup the ~/.ssh/id_rsa file. This cannot be recovered if it is lost. / 2023-12-10_22-55-12 UTC.