If you do not have ssh key on your machine and you want to generate a new ssh key try following command:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Just press to accept the default location and file name. If the .ssh directory doesn't exist, the system creates one for you.
Enter, and re-enter, a passphrase when prompted.
SSH config file
cat /etc/ssh/ssh_config cat /etc/ssh/sshd_config
SSH Files Location
cat ~/.ssh/config cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts cat ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
SSH key file permission
# private key file permission chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa # Authorized keys file permission chmod 644 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys ### SSH Folder Permissions chmod 700 ~/.ssh chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.ssh
If you were given an unencrypted SSH key, such as from AWS, then you probably want to add a passphrase to it with the following command:
ssh-keygen -p -f private-key.pem
To remove passphrase from existing key and to create a new key from the existing run following command:
openssl rsa -in [OLD_KEY_PATH] -out [NEW_KEY_PATH].new
Generate public key from private key
To generate public key from private key use following command:
ssh-keygen -f [OLD_KEY_PATH] -y > [NEW_KEY_PATH].pub
How to copy ssh key to remote server
# copy all keys ssh-copy-id email@example.com # copy specific key ssh-copy-id -i [PUBLIC_KEY_PATH] firstname.lastname@example.org
Convert OpenSSL format to SSH-RSA format
ssh-keygen -f my_ssh.pub -i