SSH Private Key

Open SSH Private Key

The SSH Private Key is the one used to decrypt, and must be kept as secured as possible, a passphrase helps us to achieve that goal, this SSH key must be mapped to the session used to connect to the remote server using the Public Key Authentication method.

Example of an SSH Private Key

As you can see in the image below, the SSH Private Key is also a text file, the important thing here is that each pair of keys pub/priv are mathematically related.

Open SSH Private Key

Where to go next?

The main task to be done once the Private Key has been generated is map it to you terminal emulator, we’ve covered the one we’re currently using on our LAB.