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SSH key generation 17 Years, 10 Months ago  
You are stating Absolute Telnet 2.11 can generate SSH keys? How?

[ January 21, 2003, 02:00 PM: Message edited by: Brian T. Pence ]
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Re: SSH key generation 17 Years, 10 Months ago  
Bernd,

When you connect to an SSH2 host, you are prompted for your login. Choices for authentication are password and rsa/dsa key authentication. If you choose rsa/dsa, a button is available that allows you to generate a key pair. Once you generate the keys, the public key should be put in a certain location on the host while the private key is retained on the client machine.

Note, however, that if you've used password authentication in the past and have chosen to have the client automatically login, you may never get the authentication dialog at all. In this case, you may go to Options->Properties->Connection->SSH2 and hit the 'clear authentication' button so that you'll get the auth dialog box the next time you login where you can then generate your keys.

Also note that the SSH key generation is for SSH2 key authentication ONLY and the keys will NOT work for SSH1 key authentication. SSH1 keys have a different format and Absolute does not yet know how to generate them. However, both ssh1 and ssh2 keys can be generated by your host using the 'ssh-keygen' program, as AbsoluteTelnet recognizes Open-SSH style private keys.
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