Generating ssh key

An ssh key holds information that once combined with a login action lets you login without using a password*. This is very useful if you login regularly. 

* You have to leave the keyphrase empty while generating the key file in order to login without anything more than a username.

Basically you log in to the account you want the key file for, run a command and view the contents of the result:

With the cat command the keyfile is displayed, and you can use it for other things.

  • Post on how to do this on an external server: link
  • Post on how to generate a key file for use on FileZilla: link