How do I create a SSH and GPG keys in Fedora 25

asked 2017-03-06 10:26:33 -0600

David C. gravatar image

updated 2017-03-06 11:40:12 -0600

hhlp gravatar image


I'm relatively new to Fedora and Linux and I'm curently running Fedora 25 on my HP 15 Notebook PC. I've been hearing about SSH and GPG keys and I would like a good explanation about:

1) What they are and why they are so important in Linux?

2) Their differences and similarities?

3) How to successfully create them?

4) How to prevent errors in using them?

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Those are not really Fedora-related questions, especially not 1.) and 2.), but more Linux/ssh and gpg in general. Google finds all answers to your questions, I just tried it.

In short: ssh keys are used for authentication on a remote system. gpg can be used to encrypt files and emails

Nonetheless, here are some links that explain stuff a bit: ssh on Arch Wiki

generate SSH keys, DigitalOcean

gpg wikipedia

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-06 12:37:08 -0600 )edit