When setting up an Edge Computing instance, which can be a bare metal server or a virtual machine, key pairs are critical parameters. Using the proper steps and actions for managing key pairs will assist in successfully implementing your Edge Compute instance.
Key pairs are commonly used for accessing instances using secure shell (SSH) instances. The Edge Services portal stores key pairs to simplify administration and access across both private and public clouds.
The Edge Services portal only accepts key pairs in privacy enhanced mail (PEM) format. PEM files are a type of public key infrastructure (PKI) file used for keys and certificates. One example, shown below, is a private key beginning with
-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
If you have a key in another format, such as OpenSSH, convert the key:
ssh-keygen -m pem -f /path/to/key
ssh-keygen -p -P "old passphrase" -N "new passphrase" -m pem -f path/to/key