Last edited by greenbreakfast, 2016-03-08 20:35:33
A public key is one part of a cryptographic algorithm that is used to secure digital communications. On the Omega specifically, a public key can be setup so that you don't have to type your password for everytime you use SSH or an SSH-based service (rsync, scp, sftp, etc). For more, information on public and private keys, check out the Wikipedia article on this subject, it goes into a lot of detail
Find an Existing Key
If you have a key already generated on a Unix based system, it should be in
Optionally Generate a Key
Copy the contents of the key to your clipboard
Create the following file:
Copy and paste your public key into this file.
Now your computer will be able to SSH with the Omega without a password!