How to Setup SSH Keys?

Here are detailed steps of how to copy ssh keys

  • Step 1:
    % cd ~/.ssh
    % ssh-keygen -t rsa1
    Generating public/private rsa1 key pair.
    Enter file in which to save the key (~/.ssh/identity):
    (just type return)
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
    (just type return) Enter same passphrase again: (just type return)
    Your identification has been saved in ~/.ssh/identity
    Your public key has been saved in ~/.ssh/
    The key fingerprint is:
    Some really long string
  • Step 2:
    Then, paste content of the local ~/.ssh/ file into the file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote host.