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How to convert .ppk key to OpenSSH key under Linux?

I know that is possible to convert .ppk under puttygen in Windows, but how to do that on Linux? Is this possible ?
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Using Multiple SSH Public Keys

I have a personal account and a company account on Unfuddle. On Unfuddle SSH keys can only be used on a single account, so I need to create a seperate SSH key on my laptop for both accounts. I ran ...
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How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

I'm trying to setup password-less SSH on an Ubuntu server with ssh-copy-id myuser@myserver, but I'm getting the error: Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'myserver' differs from the key for the IP ...
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How to store SSH keys?

I've started using SSH keys instead of passwords just recently (thanks to GitHub, of course), so please keep in mind that I'm pretty new to this whole concept. Currently my keys simply lay in ~/.ssh, ...
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Connect to server using SFTP and public ssh key using FileZilla on Windows

Is it possible to generate an ssh key on a windows machine then use that key to connect to a server using SFTP via FileZilla? This is all working with my Mac but I have a client that is stuck in a ...
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How to generate a public/private key (UNIX)

Can some one please tell me, for using SSH, why does a host also need to have a public and private key? And how can I generate a public/private key pair for myself?
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How safe is it to make my SSH Public key, very public?

Is it a security risk to allow anyone to see your SSH public key? My public key(s) are on all the machines I login to regularly, and I've also given other sysadmins my .pub file so they allow me ...
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Cygwin Connection closed by ::1

During the installation of Hadoop I am trying to setup CYGWIN and ssh. Installed and ssh also started successfully and setup authorization key as instructed HERE but When I try to connect to the ...
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Running ssh-keygen without human interaction?

Would it be possible to run ssh-keygen without human interaction? I have a shell script that takes care of server deployment from start to finish, but ssh-keygen is the only remaining piece that ...
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Does the size of a RSA key cipher have any impact on my internet connection?

I am wanting to setup passwordless authentication to my remote linux server, I was going to generate an RSA public/private keypair. I was thinking about cipher strength like 2048 bit and 4096 bit. ...
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SSH asks for password, even with public key installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with shared ssh keys I have set up pub key authentication between two servers. Everything should work, but I am still asked for the password. Here's parts of my ...
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Retrieve ssh key from github

I had ssh key at github.com in my account. Now i reinstall my operating system, how can i retrieve my old ssh key from github and put it into /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa? Thank you.
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What is id_rsa.keystore?

In my .ssh directory I have the following files - drwx------ 2 rohit rohit 4096 Jun 22 03:34 ./ drwxr-xr-x 62 rohit rohit 4096 Jun 22 11:16 ../ -rw-r--r-- 1 rohit rohit 402 May 25 15:19 ...
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SSH host authenticity issue

I'm receiving the wonderful "The authenticity of host xx can't be established." message when attempting to SSH into a box. I have two systems that recently swapped names. My system is a RHEL5.6 box. ...
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How to use putty for forwarding keys

My situation : - I am connecting from my PC (Windows7) to the server A via (using my private key and my password) with a userA - I'd like to connect from A to the server B via a command ssh: ssh ...
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How can I get the root account to generate an acceptable ssh key?

On an ubuntu machine I did the following: ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for jamie: root@mydomain:~# ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key ...
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Cat command output varies unusually in regards to * character

I'm running the following command on a fairly standard Ubuntu 11.04 installation running under vSphere: sudo cat /home/*/.ssh/authorized_keys Basically, I am using puppet for ssh key management and ...
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How do I connect to SSH without the password to be requested every time ? - Already follow some answers here but it doesn't work

MAC OS X Lion 10.7.3 1) On host, I've created an authorized_keys file inside .ssh folder, by doing: touch authorized_keys 2) I've copy my public ssh key into host .ssh folder by doing: scp ...
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Changed home directory permissions on remote server, can no longer ssh into it

I changed the permissions on my ~ directory, and according to this question about ssh and home directory permissions I can no longer ssh into my remote server because it rejects my public key. Is ...
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Tell git which private key to use for a user without home folder

I was reading the question Tell git which private key to use, and the answer doesn't apply for a case were the user doesn't have any home directory. We're setting up a Jenkins server right now, and ...
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Disabling only password ssh access for root

I know it's possible to disallow root logins via ssh, and that it is a Good Idea™ to disallow root to ever login via ssh (preferring instead to use sudo or similar). Is it possible to allow ...
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SSH file transfers using ssh-keygen

I am a casual linux user but I am having a some difficulty understanding some directions sent to me from a company we provide data to. They want us to use ssh (which I have used before) to transfer ...
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Why does my password for the ssh private key does not work (on Mac)?

I have a pair of private and public keys. The public key is on my server and I have my private key on my local disk. The file's permissions were changed with the command: chmod 600 private_key Now ...
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What do I do after generating SSH keys?

I have 2 Linux machines: My NAS at home and a server off-site. Call my NAS as "NAS" and the offset server "SRV". I need to be able to copy files from SRV to NAS securely, without having to enter a ...
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Why am I getting permission denied (publickey) after chmod 600?

I got @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Permissions ...
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How to use SSH Public Key with PuTTY to connect to a Linux machine

I am trying to set a public SSH key connection from a Windows 7 machine to a Red-Hat Linux machine. The ultimate purpose is to use pscp (PuTTY's version of scp) from the command terminal w/o the need ...
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Using ssh keys for multiple sites?

I was wondering, is it considered safe to use the same SSH key for multiple sites? (eg. github, bitbucket, heroku, etc)? Or is it recommended to generate a different SSH key for each website/usage?
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Use private keys only from ssh-agent, avoiding “Too many authentication failures”

I store all my private keys encrypted in encfs file. I mount (decrypt) encfs file to folder, add all private keys to ssh-agent with a lifetime flag and unmount folder. In this case my private key ...
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SSH: “Permissions 0644 for 'my_key.pub' are too open.”

Why is 0644 i.e. -rw-r--r-- too open for a SSH key? Also I could not find any false permissions on the .ssh directory (0700) or the home directory (0731). Btw I'm getting this error when testing the ...
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Remotely generating key pair without passphrase

I'm trying to generate the key pair (without a passphrase) on a remote machine. The command I use for this is: ssh root@REMOTEIP ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /root/.ssh/id_rsa_new -q -N "" The output of ...
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Ubuntu unlock ssh key at every usage

I have an SSH private key and I would like to be asked for the password every time if it is used. I don't know how to do this... Thank you!
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Setting up a shared remote git repository without root privileges (solved) using ssh keys to manage per user access?

I'll first explain my setup. I'm working on a non-self managed system on which I have an account without root/elevated privileges. On this system I want to share multiple git repositories to different ...
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Is there a way to log into a machine using SSH without password?

I know ssh is to create a secure shell connection to a machine, and we call ssh username@ip_address to login the machine. Is there a way that I won't need to enter the password when connecting via ...
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Can I have more than 1 private key in ~/.ssh?

I am trying to add an existing private key (id_rsa file) to my ~/.ssh directory, but see that I already have one. Do I have to replace the existing key, or is there a way to combine them? I assume ...
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Is there a difference if SSH key is created on serverside?

I've got a server running Ubuntu. I installed openssh-server and wanted to use ssh key for login purposes. Everything works fine except one thing. On Ubuntu's community site is written "This massively ...
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Unable to Change Password for Private SSH Key

I'm running PuTTY Pageant on Windows, and I used it to generate a private SSH key with a .ppk extension. Now I want to change the password to that key, so I opened my Git bash terminal, cd'd to my ...
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ssh passwordless -login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH asks for password, even with public key installed http://rcsg-gsir.imsb-dsgi.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/documents/internet/node31.html I am trying to login from machine A to ...
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How to add PEM file as SSH private key to “known hosts”

I have Ubuntu desktop, and I have been given a PEM file (mykey.pem) that is the SSH private key for a Linux server. I am trying to figure out where this PEM file needs to be placed locally on my ...
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How to use SSH key to commit as collaborator on GitHub?

I'm a collaborator on a private Github repo (owned by someone else), and although I have added an SSH key to my own GitHub account which allows me to authenticate when accessing my own repositories, ...
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Setting up SSH with an existing id_rsa.pub key

I have a client providing me with his own id_rsa.pub key, he wants me to setup a SSH server so that he can send me files. As far as I understand, when I setup my SSH Server (freesshd on Windows) I ...
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Why is SSH not honoring my authorized keys?

I have 2 laptops at home, both running Ubuntu 12.04 (Desktop), and both using the same NetGear wifi router. I used a technique called "MAC binding" on one of the machines so that the router always ...
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SSH ignores keyfile, wrongly asks for password

For work, I am SSH-ing into a server. I haven't done this for months, so something has changed where it now asks me for a password. Previously, after authenticating it would work. Here's what I ...
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How do I copy an SSH key from a Mac to a Windows machine?

I have a public SSH key on my MacBook, but am trying to access a host that requires it on my desktop. How do I do that, and where do I put it on my Windows machine? I am using gitGui on Windows and ...
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why doesnt key authentication work for openssh?

I am working on setting up a hadoop cluster, as per the following tutorial: http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-single-node-cluster/#sun-java-6 My problem comes in ...
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SSH key not recognized after installation (also: can I store keys on NTFS)

I've reinstalled my Fedora 15. I decided to keep my SSH keys, including Github key, so I won't have to generate new one. However, when I copied them back from NTFS partition to ~/.ssh directory, ...
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how to speedup ssh-keygen

We are using beaglebone based custom board. In one of the init script we are generating ssh keys but it takes around 7 seconds to generate the ssh-keys. How do we speedup the process of generating ...
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Does SSH key authentication normally pass through daisy-chained clients?

When I am connected from my home computer to a server, and then connect to a 2nd server via ssh on the 1st server, I realized I am able to authenticate instantly without the private key being on the ...
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How do I achieve passwordless CVS updates?

I'm working on some code from my computer at home and would like to do CVS updates to a remote server. When I'm at work I don't need to type in a password, but at home each time I need to type in my ...
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Remove all the keys (credentials) from a PC

I gonna have to change my Windows PC with a colleague at office. I've added a few rsa ssh keys while playing around with git, github, heroku and a few others. What'd be the best way to remove all my ...
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SSH Key Exchange from Cygwin to Ubuntu Fails

I'm trying to SSH from a Windows/Cygwin to Ubuntu. I am not using PuTTY. Instead, I'm using Cygwin ssh, which should be OpenSSH. I used ssh-user-config on the Windows machine to generate my key ...