I have an existing SSH key (public and private), that was created with ssh-keygen. How can I add a comment to this existing key?
Just add a space after the key and put in the comment, e.g.:
ssh-dss AAAAB3NzaC1kc3MAAACBAN+NX/rmUkRW7Xn7faglC/pxqbVIohbcVOt41VThMYORtMQr QSqMZugxew2s9iX4qRowHWLBRci6404nSydLiDe1q6/NmpK+oQ8zD1yXekl+fruBAYeno7f6dM7c 2swwwXY6knp4umXkLItxIUki6SXM0WfabJ8BwuNDyA8IrbFAAAAFQCynEN3MYXbs4AA7E/1I03jb B1rewAAAIAztzZUygrUI8XX6eE4zEHdTbv89AHYsAsf7fSAWnPxWc63dV0P5lCPNk58nze6+N+MD X7ZQADT6710fvbOmEFLciTwBGHHLxIV+1iTApJSsQp9T+pdkbFzBZ+mqQamZpSN1hC8fXe/Uty0D SbhnQ1qanwrOdKP1JV7DUgzehSfAAAAIEAwAyNYxUsGil46gZQea6sfhUnrBwyM6JnEbA6ogfGdS T2TDn1U5rfTV9UuNHzfoZ4CplVHclXyUPPhbKqcedpuRPJhHN/lp5MH7Q2tI/UxHvmePNHrXKk86 XYt7RzKHjWbHRxf84GIyTlKa8yfNfFlf9oNXdtBXcsJjHIvNsBk= ThisIsAComment
The man page for sshd has a section on the authorized_keys format, where it states that the comment extends to the end of the line. While I haven't tried it, you should be able to put spaces into the comment.
Just start the line with a
# sign, then the whole line will be treated as a comment
See the man page of authorized_keys
protected by Michael Hampton♦ Jul 22 '16 at 21:35
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