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How to import the existing SSH Key in cPanel

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Login to cPanel and click SSH Access

SSH Key in cPanel

Click on Manage SSH Keys

Click on Import Key

SSH Key in cPanel

In the field, Choose a name for this key type in: id_rsa

Leave the fields blank – Paste the Private Key in this box and Passphrase

Open Terminal and add the following command


Or On your local computer, open the file, /home/USER/.ssh/

Copy the content and Paste in to Cpanel’s import key page – Paste the Public Key in this box

Click Import

SSH Key in cPanel

After adding Click on Go Back button

You can see The key named was imported. Click on Back to Manage Keys

For authorising the key click Manage and then click authorize

SSH Key in cPanel

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