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SSH Keypairs

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Last Modified 2021-07-06 17:30 EDT

TrueNAS generates and stores RSA-encrypted SSH public and private keypairs in Credentials > Backup Credentials. These are generally used when configuring SSH Connections or SFTP Cloud Credentials. TrueNAS does not support encrypted keypairs or keypairs with passphrases.

TrueNAS automatically generates keypairs as needed when creating new SSH Connections or Replication tasks. To manually create a new keypair, go to System > SSH Keypairs, click ADD, and give the keypair a unique Name.

Creating an SSH Keypair


Clicking the Generate Keypair button adds values to the public and private key fields. Copy these strings or download them into text files for later use.