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Let's say my looks like:


If I change SOMECOMMENT to something else, will it still be valid for authorization with the private key?

What's the proper way to change it?

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No, the comment does not affect the public key. You are welcome to change it however you like. Public key authentication will still work.

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Cool thanks for the answer. – jtheoof Dec 14 '12 at 13:22

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