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Generate SSH Key for Password less Auth

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SSH Errors

SSH key is stored in .ssh folder on your home directory. To see if you have SSH key, run

cat .ssh/

If you don’t have one, generate SSH key with

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "[email protected]"


This will create SSH public and private key in your home directory. The location will be


Your private key will be


This is PRIVATE, never ever share it with anyone.

Your public key will be stored at


It is public, it is OK to share with anyone. If someone need to grand you access to their server with out password, they need to add content of this file to file named ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

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