Creating an SSH key pair

OpenSSH is installed on your machine.

You checked for a pre-existing key pair as described in "Registering SSH keys" above, and found none.

  1. Open a terminal window, and on the command line, type the key generation command: ssh-keygen
    $ ssh-keygen
  2. Accept the default location for the keys ~/.ssh (recommended) and file name id_rsa or specify another location and name.
  3. At the passphrase prompt, create a password for the key pair.
  4. Follow steps in "Registering SSH keys" above to register the keys in CDP.