Add Keys to Your User Keys List

The User Keys tab of the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box displays a list of keys you can use for public key authentication. You can add keys to the list by creating new keys or importing existing keys.

To create a new key pair using Reflection

  1. Open the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box.
  2. Click the User Keys tab.
  3. Click Generate Key.
  4. Specify a key type and key length.
  5. Either specify a passphrase, or select No passphrase.

    Caution: If you select No passphrase, the private key saved to your computer is unencrypted, and anyone who gains access to this key will be able to use it to authenticate as you.

  6. Click Create.

    By default, keys are created in your user .ssh folder. The default private key name identifies the key type, size, and the client host name. The public key is saved to the same location using the private key name with an added *.pub file extension.

To create a new key pair using the Key Agent

  1. Start and unlock the Reflection Key Agent. (From the Windows Start menu, go to Programs > Attachmate Reflection > Utilities > Key Agent.)
  2. Click Generate Keys.
  3. Specify a key name, key type, and key length, and click OK.

    Note: Keys you create using the Key Agent are stored by the agent in encrypted form.

To Import keys into the Reflection key store

  1. Open the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box.
  2. Click the User Keys tab.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Browse to locate the private key you want to import. Each key pair includes two files, one with a *.pub extension and one with no file extension. The private key is the file with no extension.

    Note: Imported keys are copied to the Reflection key store located in your user .ssh folder.