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#1 no2pencil   User is offline

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How do you manage your SSH keys?

Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:08 AM

When you are required to generate an ssh key for github, bitbucket, or passwordless ssh authentication, these keys are stored by default under ~/.ssh/ on *nix systems.

But what happens if your connecting account is destroyed? Your laptop gets lost or stolen or the jump box gets destroyed.

I have been tasked with creating storage for our existing ssh keys, these are for both production & non production environments. We have discussed something as generic as a thumb drive in a safe, or a git-based style way to 'checkout' the required key. While trying to balance ease of use, with strength of storage, I've decided to reach out to the Dream In Code community to gather real-world examples. How do you manage your ssh keys?

Thank you.

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Re: How do you manage your SSH keys?

Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:20 AM

Any solution better include the words "military grade", have rubber edges, and a digital keypad. :^:

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Re: How do you manage your SSH keys?

Posted 28 March 2019 - 10:59 AM

The only company I was with that had to deal with this, had virtual profiles. I mean they could be stored in AD if I recall correctly.
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