About this lesson
SSH keys allow our project to talk to other services securely behind the scenes. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to create and use an SSH key of your own.
Create SSH Keys
An SSH Key allows us to connect our terminal to third party services securely for transferring files.
When to use
Create an SSH Key when you plan to transmit your project files to a third party such as github.com or heroku.
To create an ssh key, first create a directory:
Next move into that directory:
Next create the ssh key:
Follow the on screen prompts.
Hints & tips
- Create and save your ssh key in the ~/.ssh directory
- to create your key: ssh-keygen.exe
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