The SSH Key Generator dialog box lets you generate SSH keys to push install the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac using the SSH Key authorization.
When you have generated the keys, you need to save the SSH private key on the Symantec Management Platform computer and then configure the target UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers with the SSH public key.
Table: Settings on the SSH Key Generator dialog box
Key files folder
The folder that is used to store the generated SSH key files.
Private key file name
The name of the key file. Both the generated private key and public key have this name but with different extensions. The public key has a *.pub.sk extension while the private key has a *.sk extension.
The password that is used to protect the private key.
This setting is optional.
The key encryption type: RSA or DSA
Public key type
The key format, which may be one of the following:
SSH - for commercial SSH implementations
OpenSSH - for open source implementations.
The number of bits for the key: 256, 512, 1024, or 2048
OpenSSH RSA keys with bits count lower than 768 are rejected by most UNIX systems.
Generates the new key according to the settings that you specify. The new key is saved in the specified folder with the specified name.
Displays the public key.
This setting lets you copy the key and paste it to an email. For example, if you want an administrator to configure target computers for you, you can send them this key.
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