Re: Protecting private keys...

From: Martin (mndr_at_snafu.de)
Date: 03/16/05


Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:05:52 +0100

PT wrote:
> This may be a dumb question, but if setting up an ssh key you have to
> share your public key (id_dsa.pub). If you're giving your public key
> to someone that is trusted for file transfers, but you still don't want
> them to be able to read the private key, how do you get around this?
>
> I don't see how I can change the permissions because it's the user who
> owns the .ssh directory.
>
> Does this make sense?
>
> Thanks in advance, PT.
>

Private keys are 3DES crypted by default.