Generating keys

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We've got our keys, but we need to let SSH know which hosts we want to use what keys with. We'll need to edit the user config file for ssh, located in '~/.ssh/config'
Do some stuff
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==Configuring Pony==
 
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Some guy does some stuff for you
 
Some guy does some stuff for you

Revision as of 15:00, 7 December 2010

This is a tutorial for creating keys for use with pony

Generating Keys

The command:

ssh-kegen -t dsa

will generate a DSA key pair that we can use to authenticate ourselves.

After pressing enter you'll be asked for a file location, with a default name of id_dsa located in your ~/.ssh/ directory. It's a good idea to give it a useful name (for our purpose, 'pony' will do). You'll also be asked for an optional pass phrase for the key. You can skip this by pressing enter if you like.

You'll now have two files, 'pony' and 'pony.pub' in your ~/.ssh/ directory:

-rw------- 1 switch switch  736 Dec  7 04:46 pony
-rw-r--r-- 1 switch switch  602 Dec  7 04:46 pony.pub

Notice that 'pony.pub' is world readable, but the (private) pony key is only readable by you, the owner. Feel free to write your public key down on your wiki user page, your tax returns or your favorite bathroom stall.

Configuring Your SSH

We've got our keys, but we need to let SSH know which hosts we want to use what keys with. We'll need to edit the user config file for ssh, located in '~/.ssh/config'

Configuring Pony

Some guy does some stuff for you

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