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dropbearkey(1)		    General Commands Manual		dropbearkey(1)

NAME
       dropbearkey  -  create private keys for the use with dropbear(8)	or db-
       client(1)

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

DESCRIPTION
       dropbearkey generates a RSA, DSS, or ECDSA format SSH private key,  and
       saves  it  to  a	 file  for the use with	the Dropbear client or 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 ecdsa or dss.

       -f file
	      Write the	secret key to the file file. For client	authentication
	      ~/.ssh/id_dropbear is loaded by default

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

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

NOTES
       The program dropbearconvert(1) can be used to convert between  Dropbear
       and OpenSSH key formats.

       Dropbear	does not support encrypted keys.

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), dropbearconvert(1)

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

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