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How do I create a ssh key to connect to server

  • Posted September 21, 2013

I know that I could create a ssh key file to connect to server via ssh without having to use the root password or some other user password

can you please post a link to steps or tell me how. thanks

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I created the directory .ssh and now it works… <br>

Hi, <br>I started the tutorial (digital ocean) and I was able to get to this point <br>cat myfiile_rsa.pub | ssh myusername@1.1.1.1 “cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys” <br>myusername@1.1.1.1’s password: <br>bash: /home/myusername/.ssh/authorized_keys: No such file or directory <br> <br>Do I have to create the directories? install a package ? <br> <br>Note I replaced my ip and username with fake ones (1.1.1.1 and my username )

THank you! <br>

Personally, I’d recommend this tutorial: https://library.linode.com/securing-your-server - it’s very detailed.