Key Pairs

Key pairs consist of two keys: a 'public' and a 'private' key, these ensure that traffic to and from your instance is encrypted through SSH. You can use a single key pair for multiple instances concurrently.

Making a new key pair

Navigate to Compute > Key Pairs

Click on Create Key Pair

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Give your new key a name and select SSH from the Key Type dropdown list. For our example, we'll use an SSH type

Click on Save Key Pair and save your key in a secure location on your device

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You have now created a new Key Pair

Using an existing pair

Navigate to Compute > Key Pairs

Click on Import Public Key

Give your key a name and select the type from the dropdown menu, then click on Choose File and open the key file you wish to use

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Click on Import Public Key

You have now imported your existing key