Create SSH Key-Value Pair with Bash
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.
To create an SSH key value pair, follow the steps given below.
- Launch Bash on your machine.
- Run the following command to generate the SSH key.
ssh-keygen -t rsa -f cloud-key
- Follow the instructions in Bash to create a passphrase which is your private key.
- Press the
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.