SSH Keying Through Terminal (Mac OS X / Linux)

For Mac OS X and Linux

  1. In Terminal, type
    ssh-keygen -t dsa
  2. Accept the defaults when it queries you.
  3. Enter the following command, replacing 'username' with your username, and '' with your server's IP address.
    rsync -av -e "ssh" ~/.ssh/
  4. Enter your root password.
  5. Now you will need to SSH into your server to confirm the key was uploaded.
  6. Enter the following commands:
    chmod 700 ~/.ssh
    chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
    chown username. ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

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