Generating a key

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To generate a client key, navigate to your desired Keys module (See Key management overview).

 

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Step 1

 

Select the Client Keys tab and click on the Generate button. The Generate Client Key dialog is displayed.

 

General

 

Key alias - Alias you wish to assign to the key.

 

Key algorithm - The algorithm used in generating this key.  Valid options are RSA and DSA.

 

Key length - The length of the key in bytes.  Valid options are 1024, 2048, and 4096.

 

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Parameters

 

Validity - The number of days this key is valid.

 

Common name (CN) - The name you wish to assign this key.  This is typically either:

 

othe name, username or email address of a user (e.g. jsmith@yoursecureftp.com) if the client application (e.g. a browser or file transfer client) is controlled by that end user or
oa hostname if the client application is controlled by a machine

 

Subject Name Alternative or Subject Alternative Name (SAN) - Same as the CN

 

Organizational unit - The unit within the users organization that this key will be used for e.g. IT.

 

Organization - The users organization name.

 

Locality - The users city.

 

State/Province - The users state or province.

 

Country - The users 2 character country code e.g. US.

 

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Step 2

 

Export private key.  Exported file may be imported by FTPS and SFTP clients for optional use in client authentication.

 

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Key filename - The file you wish to export the private key to.

 

Password - The password used to protect private key.  Leave blank for no password.

 

Format - The format in which you wish to export private key.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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