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Do you have SSH Keys?

Sun 06 May 2007

If you have some public SSH keys, you should really upload them to Launchpad.

This is one of the lesser-known but extremely useful features of Launchpad.  When I'm adding accounts for people to one of my many, various machines, I always have to figure out a secure channel to upload/download keys or deal with the temporary exposure of a plaintext password.  Since Launchpad takes great care to encrypt both upload and download of sensitive data (including keys) it makes an ideal place to exchange them.

So, if you think you are the sort of person who I might need to give an account to for some reason one day, save us both some time and go upload your keys right now.