Convert keys (OpenSSL to OpenSSH)

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Wed Apr 13 22:14:47 EST 2005

Ben Hacker Jr wrote:
>  I would like to use Public Key authentication with OpenSSH.  I am 
> trying to use a public / private key set created using  
> QUESTION:  How do I convert the keys myself [using OpenSSL or...] so one 
> unix box can talk/SSH to the other using public key authentication???

Why don't you just use ssh-keygen to create the keys?  That's what it's for...

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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