ssh,openshift , Not able to create ssh key pairs on OpenShift (permission denied)

Not able to create ssh key pairs on OpenShift (permission denied)


Tag: ssh,openshift

I am not able to create an SSH key pair on I get the following error message

Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/var/lib/openshift/$USER/.ssh/id_rsa): mytestkeys
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
Enter same passphrase again: 
open mytestkeys failed: Permission denied.
Saving the key failed: mytestkeys.


By default you don't have permissions to change anything in the ~/.ssh directory. However you can create a key-pair by going over to ~/app-root/data and generating your key there. For example:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "[email protected]"
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/var/lib/openshift/540e021350044613d80000be/.ssh/id_rsa): ./id_rsa
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in ./id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in ./
The key fingerprint is:
8c:d5:eb:3f:5c:86:07:d8:40:7e:aa:cc:6e:70:6a:42 [email protected]
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
|         ..      |
|         o.      |
|        . o+.    |
|       +  .+o    |
|      . S o  o   |
|    E .o.o  . +  |
|   .   ++ .. +   |
|    . o..  .o    |
|     o ..   ..   |


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