In order to generate private and public ssh keys we run this command ssh-key

  • When we run ssh-keygen we get this prompt
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa):
  • Now you can save the ssh keys in .ssh/ folder

Things to note:

  • id_rsa contains private key
  • contains public key
  • known hosts shows that services that uses are ssh-keys.

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "" Generating ssh-keys and associating them with our email.