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Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of help/en/howto/ssh


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Feb 4, 2008 2:42:19 PM (13 years ago)
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dkocher
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  • help/en/howto/ssh

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    88Public-key authentication allows you to connect to a remote server without sending your password over the Internet. Public-key authentication uses two keys, a private key that only you have--it should be kept in a secure place and protected with a password. And the public key, which is placed on the server you wish to gain access to, usually by the system administrator when your account is set up.
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    10  1. Run the command {{{ssh-keygen}}} from the Terminal.app to generate a public/private pair of keys. They will be put in your directory {{{~/.ssh}}}
    11 , though you will probably be asked to approve or change this location.
     10 1. Run the command {{{ssh-keygen}}} from the Terminal.app to generate a public/private pair of keys. They will be put in your directory {{{~/.ssh}}}, though you will probably be asked to approve or change this location.
    1211When you generate the keys you will be asked for a 'passphrase'. If you use a passphrase then you will have to enter it each time you use the keys for authentication. That is, you will have to type in the pass phrase everytime you log in, just as you would with a password.
    1312If you don't enter a passphrase (just press the return key) then you will be allowed to log-in without having to enter a passphrase. This is less secure, but it can be really useful.