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dropbearkey

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NAME

dropbearkey - create private keys for the use with dropbear(8)  

SYNOPSIS

dropbearkey -t type -f file [-s bits] [-y]  

DESCRIPTION

dropbearkey generates a RSA or DSS format SSH private key, and saves it to a file for the use with the dropbear(8) SSH 2 server. Note that some SSH implementations use the term "DSA" rather than "DSS", they mean the same thing.  

OPTIONS

-t type
Type of key to generate. Must be one of rsa or dss.
-f file
Write the secret key to the file file.
-s bits
Set the key size to bits bits, should be multiple of 8 (optional).
-y
Just print the publickey and fingerprint for the private key in file.
 

EXAMPLE

generate a host-key:
 # dropbearkey -t rsa -f /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key

extract a public key suitable for authorized_keys from private key:
 # dropbearkey -y -f id_rsa | grep "^ssh-rsa " >> authorized_keys  

AUTHOR

Matt Johnston (matt@ucc.asn.au).
Gerrit Pape (pape@smarden.org) wrote this manual page.  

SEE ALSO

dropbear(8), dbclient(1)

http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLE
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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