Signing up for a breadpunk.club account requires you to generate a public key and a private key using a tool called SSH.
- a unix-like environment, such as
- windows subsystem for linux
generating your public and private keys
much like the keys to your house, SSH keys prevent unknown and unwanted users from accessing a system. if you don’t have your keys, you can’t get in!
since computers aren’t houses, though, they don’t work exactly the same: instead of a key and a lock, you get two keys: a private key, which is only for you and should be kept secret, and a public key, which can be shared (and in fact must be for you to log in).
make sure to run these commands inside a unix-like environment
ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/breadpunk.club
- enter a password, or press enter if you don’t need one
- enter the password again, or press enter again
this process has generated two files:
- your private key
~/.ssh/breadpunk.club– don’t share this with anyone!
- your public key
sending your public key to breadpunk.club
basically, follow the directions to join the club,
and attach your public key
~/.ssh/bredpunk.club.pub to the email.