The ssh-keygen command generates the authentication keys to use with ssh. It will generate both a public and a private key file, and place them in a subdirectory called ".ssh" in your home directory:
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (~user/.ssh/id_rsa):
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in ~user/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in ~user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
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