Documentation & Tutorials
This page shows you how to create and enable SSH Keys.
- If you add a new SSH key into the console and can ssh your server, reload your ssh-keys with
- If you add a new SSH key into the console and can not access your server, reboot your server from the Control Panel to load ssh-keys
Before connecting to your servers, you must set an existing public Key to your account. If you already have an SSH Key skip Step 1.
Important: For security reasons you must generate a 2048-bit or 4096-bit RSA key. Older 1024-bit keys are no longer supported.
The -o option was added in 2014; if this command fails for you, simply remove the -o option
Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/me/.ssh/id_rsa):otherwise, the default name will be id_rsa
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):this step is not mandatory but highly recommended
The public Key is named id_rsa.pub The private Key is named id_rsa
The entire key generation looks like this
Key-commentfield with a name to help you identify this key pair
You now must save the content of the public Key in the Control Panel.
You are now ready to create and start your first server!