Linux Administration/Security/Encryption

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This lesson covers encryption.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the encryption portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Securing data with encryption
    • Perform basic OpenSSH 2 client configuration and usage
    • Understand the role of OpenSSH 2 server host keys
    • Perform basic GnuPG configuration, usage and revocation
    • Understand SSH port tunnels (including X11 tunnels)
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • ssh
      • ssh-keygen
      • ssh-agent
      • ssh-add
      • ~/.ssh/id_rsa and
      • ~/.ssh/id_dsa and
      • /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key and
      • /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key and
      • ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
      • /etc/ssh_known_hosts
      • gpg
      • ~/.gnupg/*

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