SSH keys provide a secure way of logging into a virtual private server with SSH than using a password alone. While a password can eventually be cracked with a brute force attack, SSH keys are nearly impossible to decipher by brute force alone.
You can choose between:
RSA: RSA can be used for signing/verification and also for encryption/decryption. When using RSA it is recommended to use a 2048 bits key size.
DSA: It is faster in signing but slower in verifying. It can only be used for signing/verification it does not encrypt/decrypt. When using DSA it is a recommended to use a 1024 bits key size.
You can choose your SSH Key size between:
|Enter your username and the name of the computer you are transferring your key to.|
|Load Private Key||This feature will allow you to import a previously saved SSH Key.|
|Save Public Key||Saving the public key will generate a *.pub file. Simply enter a file name when prompted.|
|Save Private Key||
You will have the option of saving your Private Key in different format, choose between:
If you did not specify a passphrase you will have to confirm that you do not wish to use a passphrase.
If using the Key Agent Manager you must chose the PuTTY Private Key (.ppk) file format or the OpenSSH Private Key (.pri) file format. The PKCS Private Key is not a supported file format for the Key Agent Manager.