My first test against my tech cred in my Fedora research has been generating an ssh key and setting up my blog on Fedora Planet the Fedora blog aggregator. I looked this up on several resources, understood what it was, but not really how to make it work.
I uploaded several different keys I generated via several different sources and still no go. I finally figured out that it had nothing to do with where my blog was hosted, but rather, from where I was connecting i.e. my mac. So, I created a key on my mac and uploaded. Now, I had read on a mailing list found via google that it can take sometimes as long as an hour to propagate your key over to the authentication server. I am not sure how old this post was (simply forgot to check the date), but I thought it a good idea to wait anyway.
Sadly, that key didn’t work either. Then I found the cryptography fedora wiki entry. All other resources I had read had said to skip creating a password. This one stated that you needed to. So, again I generated a key and uploaded it.
So far still no go. I have someone who’s volunteered to help me. I just need to make a date with her online to get it done! As soon as I have this figured out I’ll post it for posterity in case someone else ends up being as newbish as me.