Provided by: ssh-import-id_2.10-0ubuntu1_all
ssh-import-id - retrieve one or more public keys from a public
keyserver (Launchpad.net by default) and append them to the current
user's authorized_keys file (or some other specified file)
ssh-import-id [options] USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n]
-h | --help usage
-e | --environment use the current environment (by default, all
environment variables are cleaned before importing ids)
-o | --output F write output to file 'F' (default
~/.ssh/authorized_keys, use "-" for standard out)
This utility will securely contact a public keyserver
(https://launchpad.net by default) and retrieve one or more user's
public keys, and append these to the current user's
The system administrator can change the source URL used by
ssh-import-id(1) by editing the configuration file,
/etc/ssh/ssh_import_id, which is sourced to obtain the value of URL.
By default, URL="https://launchpad.net/~%s/+sshkeys". Note that this
url really MUST be a secure, https url with a valid, signed certificate
or else your system will be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks!
The "%s" will be populated by ssh-import-id(1) with the value(s) of
USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n].
The -e option will be necessary if you need to use a proxy defined in
$https_proxy, for instance.
This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland
<email@example.com> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by
others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.