Can I use my RSA private key on multiple computers i.e. my desktop and laptop. Or do I have to create a unique key for each computer I own, and add their respective public keys to necessary servers/programs.


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You can, but you shouldn't.

Each device should get its own keypair. This makes recovery from a lost or stolen device much easier.


Yes, you can. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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    Although it's technically correct, it's not a good advice.
    – rvs
    Mar 24, 2016 at 23:10

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