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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, ECDSA,	or Ed25519 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 ed25519 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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