Cryptographic - Private Key

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1 - About

This page is about how to manage/create a private key. If you don't have any knowledge about what a private key is, see (Public Key Cryptography|Asymmetric key algorithms)

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3 - Management

3.1 - Format

Different file formats are used to store SSH-2 private keys.

3.2 - Create

The creation of the private key is format dependent.

openssl genrsa 2048 > private-key.pem

3.3 - Decrypt / Suppress passphrase