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1.2. Making a SSH Key

If you already have an existing SSH key, you can use it for Fedora work. In that case, proceed to Step 2 in the following procedure. If you do not have a SSH key yet, start with the first step below:
  1. Enter the following command:
    ssh-keygen -t rsa
    Accept the default location (~/.ssh/id_rsa) and enter a passphrase.

    Remember Your Passphrase

    You must have your passphrase to commit translations. It cannot be recovered if you forget it.
  2. Change permissions to your key and .ssh directory:
    chmod 700 ~/.ssh
    chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa
    chmod 644 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
  3. This public key (~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) will be used for your Fedora account creation described in Section 1.4, “Applying for an Account”.