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retired1af

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SSH Key question
« on: December 08, 2011, 05:25:57 am »
Something I've often wondered about, but never tested. Are SSH keys specific to the OS they're created on? Or can you copy them to another partition and use them with a different OS?

In other words, I created a key pair using VL7. Can I copy those keys to my Winderz and VL6 SOHO partitions and use them there as well?
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Re: SSH Key question
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 06:32:19 am »
The keys are OS agnostic.

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Re: SSH Key question
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 06:40:58 am »
Awesome. So technically, I should be able to copy the keys to my various partitions and they'll work?
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Re: SSH Key question
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 06:44:49 am »
Awesome. So technically, I should be able to copy the keys to my various partitions and they'll work?
I use my same keys on all of my OS's and on many different computers at different locations. because I move them I consider them less secure so I have added a passphrase to them.

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