Creating SSH keys using Oracle Cloud shell
In this article, you will know about what is SSH keys, ways to create SSH keys, and how to use the Oracle Cloud shell to create the SSH keys.
What are SSH Keys
SSH keys are an authentication method used to gain access to an encrypted connection between systems and then ultimately use that connection to manage the remote system.
SSH keys play an important role in securely accessing the OCI compute instances in the cloud.
SSH Keys (Public and Private) can be created in many sizes (bit) but RSA 2048 bit is the popular and secured one.
Ways to Create SSH Keys
Windows Users can use the following methods
- PuttyGen (https://www.puttygen.com/)
- Windows Power Shell (ssh-keygen command)
Mac and Linux Users
- Use ssh-keygen command
Oracle Cloud user
- Use Oracle Cloud Shell
About Oracle Cloud shell
Oracle Cloud shell is a small virtual machine that comes free with every Oracle Cloud. Cloud shell is shipped with OCI CLI commands by default.
You can access it from the Oracle Cloud account page.
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