Provided by: ssh-import-id_5.11-0ubuntu1_all bug


       ssh-import-id  -  retrieve one or more public keys from a public keyserver and append them
       to the current user's authorized_keys file (or some other specified file)


       ssh-import-id [options] USER_ID_1 [gh:USER_ID_2] ... [lp:USER_ID_n]

       ssh-import-id-lp USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n]

       ssh-import-id-gh USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n]


        -h | --help        usage
        -o | --output F    write output to file 'F' (default ~/.ssh/authorized_keys, use "-"  for
       standard out)
        -r | --remove      remove keys from authorized keys file 'F'
        -u | --useragent U append U to the user agent string
        PROTO:USER_ID      Protocol can be 'lp' for, or 'gh' for


       This  utility  will  securely  contact  a public keyserver and retrieve one or more user's
       public keys, and append these to the current user's ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file,  standard
       output or any other specified output file.

       User IDs can be prepended by a protocol:

        - lp: to use
        - gh: to use

       If  the  protocol is not explicitly specified, then ssh-import-id will read a URL variable
       string from /etc/ssh/ssh_import_id as installed by your package manager and configured  by
       your system administrator.  You can override this locally by exporting the string you want
       in a URL environment variable.  If all of these are empty, then the protocol is assumed to
       be "lp:", which was the original target implementation of this tool.

       Any  keys added will be "labled" with a trailing comment, "# ssh-import-id PROTO:USER_ID".
       Revoking keys will first look for lines in the  authorized  keys  file  ending  with  that






       This  manpage  and  the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <>
       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