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You can use ssh-keygen to create a key pair on computers which have the Linux operating system. This key pair consists of a Public Key and a Private Key. This is how you can create a key pair with ssh-keygen:

  • Open the terminal (e.g. xterm) on your client computer.

  • Enter the following command in the terminal: ssh-keygen -t rsa
    The message Enter file in which to save the key (/home/demo/.ssh/id_rsa): is displayed.

  • Enter the complete file path where the key pair is to be saved.

    The message Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): is displayed.

  • Optional: Enter a password and repeat it. If the key pair is not to be password-protected, press Enter.

Please Note

For security reasons, it is recommended to protect the key with a password.

The key pair is generated and saved under the specified path.