Creating a keypair for use in Nectar

Overview

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Public-Private keypair for use with the Nectar Research Cloud. You will learn one or more methods of creating the keypairs and how to import your public key into your Nectar account.

Cloud Starter
This tutorial is part of the Nectar Cloud Starter curriculum. Only the bare essentials of keys are discussed here for Launching a Nectar VM from the Nectar Dashboard.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create a Public-Private keypair for use with your Nectar Virtual Machine/s
  • How to import your Public key into your Nectar account

What you’ll need

  • Terminal software that has the ssh-keygen app installed
  • Access to the Nectar Research Cloud