Question by Fearful: I was given a .pub key for SSH?
I have a mac and need to ssh into a cloud server. Originally they gave me a ppk file for putty. Since I don’t have putty I told them that a ppk file would not work. They sent me a .pub file and the contents of a RSA file. When I try to use ssh -i xxx.pub [email protected] address I first get the usual prompt about adding a host but then I get prompted for a password. I didn’t create the key so I don’t know the passphrase for the key. Should I be doing something with the RSA file? I really don’t know all the nuances of all the key types (.pem, .pub RSA, DSA, SSH etc…). Any help here would be great.
Answer by isis’s brother
WOW! you are way ahead of me. Probably no one will tell you
but in a year or two a new book for dummies will be out about it.
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