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NAME

       dropbearkey - create private keys for the use with dropbear(8)

SYNOPSIS

       dropbearkey -t type -f file [-s bits] [-y]

DESCRIPTION

       dropbearkey  generates a RSA or DSS format SSH private key, and saves it to a file for the
       use with the dropbear(8) SSH 2 server.  Note that some SSH implementations  use  the  term
       "DSA" rather than "DSS", they mean the same thing.

OPTIONS

       -t type
              Type of key to generate.  Must be one of rsa or dss.

       -f file
              Write the secret key to the file file.

       -s bits
              Set the key size to bits bits, should be multiple of 8 (optional).

       -y     Just print the publickey and fingerprint for the private key in file.

EXAMPLE

       generate a host-key:
        # dropbearkey -t rsa -f /etc/dropbear/dropbear_rsa_host_key

       extract a public key suitable for authorized_keys from private key:
        # dropbearkey -y -f id_rsa | grep "^ssh-rsa " >> authorized_keys

AUTHOR

       Matt Johnston (matt@ucc.asn.au).
       Gerrit Pape (pape@smarden.org) wrote this manual page.

SEE ALSO

       dropbear(8), dbclient(1)

       http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html

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