Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of faq/public-private-key-generation


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Mar 21, 2008, 9:49:27 AM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    1010== Generating your key ==
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     12=== On Linux or Mac OS X ===
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    1214If you are using a Linux or Mac OS X computer, you can easily generate a private and public key by opening your terminal (on a Mac it is in Applications -> Utilities, on Linux computer look in your Accessories or Utilities menu). Here's an example of me generating my keys. You can do the same by simply typing the first line below:
     
    2426a2:83:b2:5d:f3:8c:e4:58:09:a1:96:77:0a:5b:b8:34 guest@liberace
    2527}}}
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     29=== One Windows ===
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     31With windows, you can generate a key by downloading the [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html PuTTYgen program]. When generating a public/private key pair, PuTTYgen will save a public key file that is in the Putty format. This public key will not work on our servers. However, when your key is being generated (or is loaded) in the PuTTYgen program, there is a text field that says: Public key for pasting into OpenSSH authorized_keys2 file. Please copy and paste the contents of that text field into a file called id_rsa.pub.
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    2733== Setting up your key for access to a server ==