How do you copy a private key?

How do I copy a RSA private key?

Generating and copying RSA keys among all node computers

  1. In a terminal window, enter the following command: ssh-keygen -t rsa.
  2. Follow the prompts to generate the key. You must provide a file name and a passphrase.
  3. Copy the public key to each node computer, by using the following command: ssh-copy-id username @ node_name.

Where do I generate ssh keys?

Windows (PuTTY SSH Client)

  1. On your Windows workstation, go to Start > All Programs > PuTTY > PuTTYgen. The PuTTY Key Generator displays.
  2. Click the Generate button and follow the instructions.
  3. Click Save Private Key to save the private key to a file.
  4. Close the PuTTY Key Generator.

Where can I copy my SSH key?

Steps to copy SSH public key to remote server using ssh-copy-id:

  1. Launch terminal.
  2. Locate your public SSH key. $ ls ~/.ssh/id* /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa /home/user/.ssh/
  3. Add your SSH public key to remote server user's authorized_keys file using ssh-copy-id command.

Where is my SSH private key?

By default, the private key is stored in ~/. ssh/id_rsa and the public key is stored in ~/. ssh/id_rsa. pub .

How do I transfer my public key?


  1. You need a Launchpad account so login or create an account.
  2. After logging in, click the button next to SSH keys:
  3. Paste the contents of your public key file in that field (including comment).
  4. Save the key by pressing Import Public Key.
  5. If everything went well, your key should now be listed under SSH keys:
Sep 27, 2010

How do I use a private key in PuTTY?

Use Existing Public and Private Keys

  1. Click Conversions from the PuTTY Key Generator menu and select Import key .
  2. Navigate to the OpenSSH private key and click Open .
  3. Under Actions / Save the generated key , select Save private key .
  4. Choose an optional passphrase to protect the private key.


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