Generating SSH Key

These instructions will help you generate a public key with which you can connect to the server without using a password.

In the terminal window, type:

ssh-keygen

When prompted for the file in which to save the key just press ENTER to leave the default. When prompted for a passphrase, just press ENTER again to leave this empty. At the end you should see a message like this:

Your identification has been saved in /your_home/.ssh/id_rsa.

Your public key has been saved in /your_home/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.

Take note of the id_rsa.pub file location, because you’ll need the content of this file later.