To use the
ssh-keygen application to create the
basic key, open a terminal window and at the shell prompt, enter
ssh-keygen –t rsa –b 1024 –C testing
-t is either
–b specifies the bit encryption size
between 768 and 4096.
–C allows modifying the public key comment
and is optional.
NOTE: The options are case-sensitive.
Follow the instructions. After the command executes, upload the public
CAUTION: Keys generated from the Linux management
station using ssh-keygen are in non-4716 format. Convert the keys
into the 4716 format using
ssh-keygen -e -f /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
. Do not change the permissions of the key
file. The conversion must be done using default permissions.
NOTE: iDRAC7 does not support ssh-agent forward of keys.