Managing Encryption Keys (ssh/ssl)

Decrypting a Key

If you want to decrypt your SSH key, run the following command:

openssl rsa -in \
[existing name] \
-out \
[new unencrypted file name]

Encrypting a Key

If you want to encrypt your currently non-encrypted key, then run the following command instead:

aes256
openssl rsa -aes256 \
-in [existing name] \
-out [new unencrypted file name]

Other algorithms

The example above encrypts using the aes256 algorithm. You can specify others by looking up the details here.

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