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OpenShift Cookbook by Shekhar Gulati

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Working with the SSH key passphrases

In the Uploading SSH keys using the web console recipe, you learned how to create a new SSH key pair and upload it to an OpenShift account. The SSH key pair was created with an empty passphrase. The passphrase is a password to protect the private key. The empty passphrase avoids reentering a passphrase every time you use the key, but it might cause some security concerns. This recipe will walk you through the process of securing your SSH keys while avoiding having to re-enter the passphrase every time you use the key.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need the OpenSSH SSH connectivity tools installed on your machine.

To make sure that the OpenSSH client tool is installed, run the following command: ...

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