DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: dsa vers rsa ssh key
Terry Tree writes:
> On Apr 3, 2005 6:42 PM, Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > :
> > :I'm looking at trying to use keys for my ssh logins instead of
> > :passwords but I'm unaware of which key type is the best. What type do
> > :you guys typically use ?
> > Both work fairly well but DSA keys are considered to be more
> > contemporary. ssh-keygen -t dsa.
> Thanks. Is it also possible to have more than one set of keys per
> user ? I'm wanting to have a set of keys for my personal machines and
> a set of keys for my work machines. When I try to place two keys
> inside the id_dsa file I can no longer login to any of the machines
> which I've setup the authorized_keys file on.
See this thread
for DSA vs. RSA differences.
A user can have multiple keys of any type. But, you can have only one
key per key-file. Use the '-f' option of ssh-keygen to direct the
output to a filename of your choice. I would also recomend that you
use different passphrases for each key, if you're using multiple keys.