Re: Protecting private keys...

From: Martin (
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 ( 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.