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Installing public SSH key

  • Posted May 8, 2014

Hello there. I need to add a public ssh key (from codeship.io) to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I have added the key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys/id_rsa.pub and after that restarted ssh (sudo service ssh restart). However. I’m still not able to log into the server from codeship, so I’d like to know if the public key has been installed correctly. Is there a way to verify it?

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You don’t need to copy <pre>~/.ssh/authorized_keys/id_rsa.pub</pre> itself to the server. You need to copy its contents into the file <pre>~/.ssh/authorized_keys </pre> on the server. That file can contain multiple public keys that you have authorized to access your server. <br> <br>Check out this article for all the info: <br> <br>https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-ssh-keys--2 <br> <br>To make a long story short, you could do it like so: <br> <br><pre> <br>cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh user@123.45.56.78 “cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys” <br></pre>