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.




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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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. 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.





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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