Create SSH Key-Value Pair

You can run the ssh-keygen utility on your local machine to generate an SSH key-value pair.

The ssh-keygen utility generates a pair comprising of a public key and private key. The private key is stored in the file id_rsa while the public key is stored in the file id_rsa.pub.

Creating a SSH Key Value Paire

To create an SSH key value pair, follow the steps given below.

  1. Launch Bash on your machine.
  2. Run the following command to generate the SSH key.
     ssh-keygen -t rsa -f cloud-key
    
  3. Follow the instructions in Bash to create a passphrase which is your private key.
  4. Press the Enter key.

A public and private key are generated on running the above command.

The cloud-key file contains the private key and id_rsa.pub contains the public key.

You can copy the content of the public key file id_rsa.pub to generate an SSH key-value pair.