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    How to create a new SSH key pair

    To create a new SSH key pair, run the "ssh-keygen" utility on your local machine. The "ssh-keygen" utility is available on all major operating systems. In macOS or Linux, run "ssh-keygen" in the Terminal app. On Windows, run "ssh-keygen" in the Command Prompt app.

    You will be asked to provide the file name and password for a new key pair. Press Enter to accept the default file name.

    ~$ ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/user/.ssh/id_rsa): Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /Users/user/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been saved in /Users/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.

    To view the public key, run (assuming the default file name):

    ~$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

    A text, similar to the one below, will appear on your screen. This is your public key:

    ssh-rsa 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