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From Asanka sanjaya Herath <angal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using ssh keys for authentication
Date Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:55:56 GMT
Hi shanker,

I didn't use any key-gen tool, I just created a file called key-pair.pem
and pasted the key into it. Is that wrong? Should I use a key-gen tool to
generate keys?


On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM, Shanker Balan <shanker.balan@shapeblue.com>
wrote:

> Comments inline.
>
> On 30-Sep-2014, at 5:14 pm, Asanka sanjaya Herath <angal.sh@gmail.com
> <mailto:angal.sh@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I followed this
> http://shankerbalan.net/blog/ssh-keys-on-cloudstack-guest-instances-using-cloud-init/
> and I'm stuck in last part.
>
> When I try to connect to my instance using this command It is asking a
> passphrase.
>
> $ ssh -l root  -i ~/ssh/adminKey/keypair.pem 192.168.56.135
> Enter passphrase for key '/home/sanjaya/ssh/adminKey/keypair.pem':
>
> Any ideas?
>
> It looks to me that you have created your SSH keypair with “passphrases”
> using the ssh-keygen tool. IMHO,
> this is the right way to “Secure” your keys.
>
> You have 2 choices:
>
> 1) Create key pairs with empty passphrases (insecure)
>
> 2) Use “ssh-add” tool to add private key identities to the authentication
> agent (secure)
>
>
> Regards.
> @shankerbalan
>
>
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-- 
Thanks,
Regards,
ASH

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