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OpenSSH Keys (UNIX)

Creating Your Own Key

To generate a new keypair of your public and private key, use the ssh-keygen tool:

local $ ssh-keygen -C '' -f additional_key


Enter a strong passphrase for securing your private key.

By default, your private key is saved to the id_rsa file in the .ssh directory and your public key is saved to the file.

Managing Your SSH Key

To manage your SSH key for authentication to clusters, see the SSH Key Management section.