How do I find my passphrase key?
- In Finder, search for the Keychain Access app.
- In Keychain Access, search for SSH.
- Double click on the entry for your SSH key to open a new dialog box.
- In the lower-left corner, select Show password.
- You’ll be prompted for your administrative password.
- Your password will be revealed.
How do I find my passphrase in Linux? ssh-keygen -y will prompt you for the passphrase (if there is one). If you input the correct passphrase, it will show you the associated public key. If you input the wrong passphrase, it will display load failed .
What is Linux passphrase? A passphrase is similar to a password and is used to secure your SSH private key from unauthorized access and usage. It is always recommended to set a strong Passphrase for your SSH keys, with at least 15, preferably 20 characters and be difficult to guess.
Where is passphrase stored? The passphrase itself is not stored anywhere and thus cannot be displayed. The decryption process works anyway by repeatedly applying a secure hash algorithm to a concatenation of the passphrase being input and a salt value (a random number) read from the key ring.