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Generating an RSA key pair for SSH 1.x

Public-key-based authentication using SSH 1.x requires an RSA key pair.


  1. Using your SSH 1.x client, generate an RSA key pair.

    Your client generates the RSA key pair, a public key and a private key, and stores them on the client.

  2. Copy the generated public key to the storage system root volume and append it to the /etc/sshd/user_name/.ssh/authorized_keys file.

Examples of generating an RSA key pair

The following is an example of generating an RSA key pair with an OpenSSH UNIX client. In the example, the file is the public-key file that you copy to the storage system root volume.

% ssh-keygen -t rsa1 -b 1024
Generating public/private rsa1 key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/u/john/.ssh/identity): 
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /u/john/.ssh/identity
Your public key has been saved in /u/john/.ssh/
The key fingerprint is:
6a:c7:93:7c:b5:f4:12:87:81:56:5e:a2:62:40:07:8a john@unix1

The following commands append the public key to the /etc/sshd/user_name/.ssh/authorized_keys file on storage system sys1:

% mount sys1:/ /mnt_sys1
% cat >> /mnt_sys1/etc/sshd/john/.ssh/authorized_keys