dropbearconvert man page

dropbearconvert ā€” convert between Dropbear and OpenSSH private key formats

Synopsis

dropbearconvert input_type output_type input_file output_file

Description

Dropbear and OpenSSH SSH implementations have different private key formats. dropbearconvert can convert between the two.

Dropbear uses the same SSH public key format as OpenSSH, it can be extracted from a private key by using dropbearkey -y

Encrypted private keys are not supported, use ssh-keygen(1) to decrypt them first.

Arguments

input_type

Either dropbear or openssh

output_type

Either dropbear or openssh

input_file

An existing Dropbear or OpenSSH private key file

output_file

The path to write the converted private key file. For client authentication ~/.ssh/id_dropbear is loaded by default

Example

# dropbearconvert openssh dropbear ~/.ssh/id_rsa ~/.ssh/id_dropbear

Author

Matt Johnston (matt@ucc.asn.au).

See Also

dropbearkey(1), ssh-keygen(1)

https://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html

Referenced By

dbclient(1), dropbear(8), dropbearkey(1).