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Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 2

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 19, 2020 @ 5:00 am, by raindog308

In the previous tutorial, we showed you how to generate an SSH key pair.  In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use it to login. Assumptions In this tutorial: Your ssh key file is called “my-ssh-key”. The server is “myserver.example.com” and your user account there is “example”. SSH is running on port 22, the […]

Generating and Using SSH Keys, Part 1

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: September 12, 2020 @ 6:58 am, by raindog308

Traditionally, authentication in Unix-based systems is done with passwords.  This tests “something you know”.  SSH keys offer a higher level of security by adding “something you have”- in this case, an SSH private key file.   Even if an attacker was to guess your SSH passphrase, without the SSH private key file, this knowledge is […]