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Old 12-04-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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how to use ssh key


Good Day,

I have ssh key which I use with putty. I need to use it with plain old shell.

How do I do that?
Do we add key name/location in ssh command? like #ssh me@192.168.22.22 mykey
or some thing?

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Old 12-04-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...ation_with_ssh
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thank you chris,
I read the instructions. My situation is that server already has pub key. I log into server using putty.
Now I need to use shell/terminal. Where do I put my private key so shell/terminal could use it while accessing servers.

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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i don't follow what you mean by letting the shell use it..? how else are you using ssh if not a shell?
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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I am using putty. Its a window like thing. It has browse function for private key. you could save it and its used upon access to servers.

Now I need terminal to get access to servers. My pub key wasn't created on my local machine so I can't use

#ssh-keygen -t dsa
or
#cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub | ssh user@server "cat - >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"

Am I making any sense?

I have the private key send to me via e mail. As I said I have used it in putty. Now I need to use via plain/old linux terminal/shell.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #6
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do you just want to know how to use a key witin putty then? http://www.howtoforge.com/ssh_key_based_logins_putty
 
Old 12-04-2007, 06:13 PM   #7
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I think he's saying he used to have an MS box, using putty+ssh key to login to server.
Now he wants to use the same key to login to same server, but from a different Linux client box. (See email comment)
 
  


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