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I am using a SSH key to connect to a server. If I go onto the remote host and modify my password will this require generating new SSH keys?

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By logging in with a Public / Private key pair you are replacing the password normally used. This is also the reason you don't need a new key pair for ever server, just one works for them all.

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No, your keys are stored in your client machine, as long as the passphrase to decrypt them. The password of the remote user is independent from the SSH keys.

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