dropbearkey (1) - Linux Man Pages
dropbearkey: create private keys for the use with dropbear(8) or dbclient(1)
NAMEdropbearkey - create private keys for the use with dropbear(8) or dbclient(1)
SYNOPSISdropbearkey -t type -f file [-s bits] [-y]
DESCRIPTIONdropbearkey generates a RSA, DSS, or ECDSA format SSH private key, and saves it to a file for the use with the Dropbear client or server. Note that some SSH implementations use the term "DSA" rather than "DSS", they mean the same thing.
- -t type
- Type of key to generate. Must be one of rsa ecdsa or dss.
- -f file
- Write the secret key to the file file. For client authentication ~/.ssh/id_dropbear is loaded by default
- -s bits
- Set the key size to bits bits, should be multiple of 8 (optional).
- Just print the publickey and fingerprint for the private key in file.
NOTESThe program dropbearconvert(1) can be used to convert between Dropbear and OpenSSH key formats.
EXAMPLEgenerate a host-key:
extract a public key suitable for authorized_keys from private key:
Matt Johnston (matt [at] ucc.asn.au).
Gerrit Pape (pape [at] smarden.org) wrote this manual page.
dropbear(8), dbclient(1), dropbearconvert(1)