Generating an SSH key on a Mac or on Windows

On Windows follow this tutorial:

On Mac/Linux:

Use this command to generate a key;


This will then give you a response like;

Generating public/private rsa key pair.

Provide a filename to save the key in

Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/sbitrc/.ssh/id_rsa): example.pem

If you want to additionally add password protection for your key enter a passphrase, if not leave blank

Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in example.pem.
Your public key has been saved in

Then copy this file to your .ssh folder and chmod it to 600

cp example.pem ~/.ssh/
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/example.pem

The data you need to provide to bryn is in your public key file. View this file using a text editor and cut and paste into the appropriate box to add the key to CLIMB.