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My Fedora Account's Public SSH key

asked 2017-06-25 10:00:38 -0500

SSH will generate a key pair using either the DSA or RSA algorithm - which algorithm should I use for my Fedora account's public key?

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urge... to.. ask for private key... rising (it'll help us troubleshoot, obvs)

PeterDavidCarter gravatar imagePeterDavidCarter ( 2017-06-25 10:55:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-25 10:35:17 -0500

muep gravatar image

My impression is that RSA would currently be the most usual kind of key to authenticate SSH users.

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answered 2017-06-26 00:52:12 -0500

jjelen gravatar image

Use RSA key with at least 2048 bits. DSA is not secure these days because it is fixed to 1024 bits and it can be very broken in case you have a poor random number source. DSA is also removed from the default algorithms accepted and used in the OpenSSH tools in Fedora these days (which is another reason why you should use RSA).

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