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Setting up an SSH key

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Setting up an SSH key
Setting up a key the hard way
Copying your Key Around
Using with Windows
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Setting up a private key (short version)

  • Log into a lab machine, and open up a terminal
  • Run

    cp /home/odie/electron_home/scripts/keysetup.sh /tmp; /tmp/keysetup.sh

    Press return until you return to the prompt.

  • Test.

    ssh electron.mit.edu

    You should see a message about an unknown fingerprint. Say yes.

    You should now be logged into electron. Logout by typing logout.

If you want to understand what you just did (or just like doing things the hard way), you can see the details on the next page.