Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of faq/public-private-key-generation


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Mar 21, 2008, 10:00:10 AM (14 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    29 === One Windows ===
     29=== On Windows ===
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    3131With 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.
     
    3333== Setting up your key for access to a server ==
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    35 === One Linux or Mac OS X (using the command line) ===
     35=== On Linux or Mac OS X (using the command line) ===
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    3737Now that you have a public key, you will want to copy it to the server (or servers) on which you want to use it. With the following command replace `USER` with your username and `SERVER` with your server name, like `malcolm.mayfirst.org`: