How to Create SSH Key Pair
Follow these instructions to create or add SSH keys on Linux, MacOS & Windows. Windows users without OpenSSH can install and use PuTTY instead.
Create a new key pair, if needed
Open a terminal and run the following command:
You will be prompted to save and name the key.
Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/USER/.ssh/id_rsa):
Next you will be asked to create and confirm a passphrase for the key (highly recommended):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again:
This will generate two files, by default called
id_rsa.pub. Next, add this public key.
Copy and paste the contents of the .pub file, typically id_rsa.pub, into the SSH key content field on the left.
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