Linux 2.6 - man page for ssh-import-lp-id (linux section 1)
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ssh-import-id(1) ssh-import ssh-import-id(1)
ssh-import-id - retrieve one or more public keys from a public keyserver (Launchpad.net by
default) and append them to the current user's authorized_keys file (or some other speci-
ssh-import-id [options] USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n]
-h | --help usage
-o | --output F write output to file 'F' (default ~/.ssh/authorized_keys, use "-" for
This utility will securely contact a public keyserver (https://launchpad.net by default)
and retrieve one or more user's public keys, and append these to the current user's
The system administrator can change the source URL used by ssh-import-id(1) by editing the
configuration file, /etc/ssh/ssh_import_id, which is sourced to obtain the value of URL.
By default, URL="https://launchpad.net/~%s/+sshkeys". Note that this url really MUST be a
secure, https url with a valid, signed certificate or else your system will be vulnerable
to man-in-the-middle attacks! The "%s" will be populated by ssh-import-id(1) with the
value(s) of USER_ID_1 [USER_ID_2] ... [USER_ID_n].
This manpage and the utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <firstname.lastname@example.org> for
Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute
and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
ssh-import 23 Feb 2010 ssh-import-id(1)
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