Time for action - creating public and private key pairs

  1. While logged in as the correct user, execute the following command:
    ssh-keygen b 1024 t dsa N YOURPASSPRHASEHERE f mykeyfile
    
  2. You should see something similar to the following (the key/fingerprint in this example are just made up examples):
    ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t dsa -N whatevermykeyis -f mykeyfile Generating public/private dsa key pair. Your identification has been saved in keyfile. Your public key has been saved in keyfile.pub. The key fingerprint is: 1a:a9:11:1d:2b:c2:e5:5a:65:29:df:8a:1d:4c:69:3c root@debian The key's randomart image is: +--[ DSA 1024]----+ | | | | | . . | | . * o | | + E o | | + @ B | | . o * . | | o o o | | . . o | +-----------------+
    
  3. If you want to make keys for more ...

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