View Full Version : [ubuntu] ssh-keygen problem

December 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
I aplogize in advance if this turns out to be an embarassing newbie question, but I'm running 10.10 via VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine and have a problem with ssh-keygen. I'm trying to set up keys to use github, but when I run ssh-ketgen to make rsa keys, it puts them in my local directory, nit .ssh. I had to cretae the .ssh directory, and I did a chmod 700 on it, but it still places them local. Is there some environment initialization I missed? Thanks for the help in advance.

December 18th, 2010, 10:45 PM

You should create the .ssh with the 700 permissions and then give the .ssh folder to the ssh-keygen (according to the HowTo you will prompted on where you want to put the key).